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On October 15th, the European Commission (EC) has adopted the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 20191728 on harmonized standards for toys drafted in support of Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

On the basis of this Decision, EN 71–3:2019 is now the harmonized standard for the safety of toys – migration of certain elements. EN 71–3:2019 replaces EN 71–3:2013+A3:2018 that will be withdrawal withdrawn on April 15th, 2020. The new standard has been published in order to include:

  • The new Chromium VI limit (category III: 0,053 mg/kg) that will apply from November 18, 2019.
  • The latest technical and scientific progress into the test methods described in standard EN 71–3, which includes an improved measurement of chromium VI and of organic tin compounds, better controlled experimental conditions when carrying out the tests, and an improved structure of standard EN 71–3 to ease the practical application.

For overall clarity and rationality, this Commission Implementing Decision has been enacted to provide the complete list of references of the harmonized standards for toys, as listed in Annex I. Compliance to these standards provide a presumption of conformity to the Toy Safety Directive (Directive 2009/48/EC).

Consequently, the harmonized standards listed in Annex II, are repealed altogether. Toys complying with the harmonized standards listed in Annex II (EN 71–3:2013+A3:2018 and EN 71–14:2014+A1:2017) may only be placed on the market until April 15th, 2020 and January 22nd, 2020, respectively. This Commission Implementing Decision entered into force on October 16th, 2019.

Source URL: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 20191728