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Elements limits of New EU Toy Safety Directive

Elements limits of New EU Toy Safety Directive

On Dec 18, 2008 the European Parliament adopted new toy safety proposal with 481 votes in favor, 73 against.

The directive will be published on EU''s official journal in the spring of 2009, and EU member countries will have 18 months to convert the new requirement into their national laws.

And a 2 years transition period will be given so that toy manufacturers and other economic bodies can make necessary adjustments to meet the new requirements.

The directive will be officially implemented in the member countries in 2011 and for the requirement of chemical safety will be enforced in 2013 since a 4 years transition period will be given to fulfill the d requirement of chemical testing technology.

During the transition periods, toy products complying with the exiting toy safety directive 88/378/EC can still be sold in the EU market.

The new EU toy safety directive changes a lot compared with 88/378/EEC directive. In terms of product safety, the requirements on chemical safety, mechanical and physical, electrical performance, sanitation and labeling are revised.

Especially the chemical safety, the new directive made unprecedented revisions by increasing the number of restricted chemical substances from 8 to 85.

In this directive, it firstly introduced the prohibition of substances that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction CMR commonly over 300 kinds.

Comparison between the restricted elements by the new EU toy directive and 88/378/EEC directive:

Element
New Toy Safety Directive

88/378/EEC

In dry, brittle, powder-like
or pliable toy material
(ppm)

In liquid or sticky toy material
(ppm)

Scraped off toy material
(ppm)

Toy material
(ppm)

Aluminium

5625

11.3

70000

--

Antimony

45

0.9

560

60

Arsenic

3.8

1125

47

25

Barium

4500

300

56000

1000

Boron

1200

0.5

15000

--

Cadmium

1.9

9.4

23

75

Chromium III

37.5

0.005

460

60

Chromium VI

0.02

2.6

0.2

 

Cobalt

10.5

156

130

--

Copper

622.5

3.4

7700

--

Lead

13.5

300

160

90

Manganese

1200

1.9

15000

--

Mercury

7.5

18.8

94

60

Nickel

75

9.4

930

--

Selenium

37.5

1125

460

500

Strontium

4500

3750

56000

--

Tin

15000

0.2

180000

--

Organic tin

0.9

938

12

--

Zinc

3750

1406

46000

--

    
Furthermore, the new EU toy safety directive also requires that toy products shall comply with the general EU chemical regulations including REACH, which lays legal basis for adding new restricted chemical substances in the future.

In terms of market supervision, the new directive emphasizes on the responsibility of manufacturers, importers and distributors for product certification, and also defines the enforcement authority of the member cou

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