The toy safety directive 2009/48/EC (link) is one of the most important pieces of product legislation. Children do not yet have sufficient knowledge of risks and they are vulnerable. Adult sellers rely on the toy making industry for safe products. Unfortunately, the number of recalled toys remains (too) high.
There is way to acquire knowledge on the toy safety directive from the "source".
The European Commission and the "Expert Group on Toy Safety" have issued guidance documents to support the toy industry when seeking compliance with the toy safety directive:
And there are informative guidance documents with pictures for specific product groups that explain if these products are toys or not. The following products are covered:
All guidance documents can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/toys/safety/guidance_en.