EU Rules for Drones – TIE Position

Toy Industries of Europe welcomes the intention to create uniform EU-wide rules to enable the safe use of Unmanned Aircrafts (UAs).

Toy safety is the toy industry’s number one priority. TIE supports the Delegated Regulation’s risk-based approach. Requirements should be proportionate to the nature and risk posed by the specific UAs.

These rules would also impact a range of flying toys. As such, TIE believes several improvements are required to adequately reflect the risks and hazards associated with flying toys and to avoid legislative requirements on issues already addressed through the EU Toy Safety Directive (2009/48/EC).

TIE Recommendations

• No height limit and speed limit for toy UAs in class C0.

• Include a clear exclusion of flying toys intended for indoor use only.

TIE’s full position on the Draft Commission Delegated Regulation on unmanned aircraft intended for use in the ‘open’ category, and on third-country operators of unmanned aircraft systems can be downloaded here.