In June 2018, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published EN 71–3:2013+A3:2018, the new toy safety standard for the “Migration of certain elements.”
The vital change in EN 71–3:2013+A3:2018 is essentially the amendment of the lead migration limits in accordance with Directive (EU) 2017⁄738. According to the Directive, the new limits will become effective on October 28, 2018:
|Category I (Dry, brittle, powder
like or pliable)
|Category II (Liquid or sticky)||Category III (Scraped-off)|
|Current Lead Limits||13,5 mg/kg||3,4 mg/kg||160 mg/kg|
|NEW Lead Limits||2,0 mg/kg||0,5 mg/kg||23 mg/kg|
The standard EN 71–3:2013+A3:2018 is expected to be harmonized under Directive 2009/48/EC and can be used to verify the compliance of toy materials with the new limits that will come into force in October 2018.