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European Union: Three member states have released toy safety regulations that aims to ensure the health and safety of children.

Luxembourg: A427 Notice of Publication in Accordance with Article 40 of the Amended Law on the Safety of Toys, Enforcement Date: June 3rd, 2018          

This Regulation amends the chemical limit for chromium VI on the Law on the Safety of Toys to adopt the European Directive (EU) 2018725.

European Directive (EU) 2018725 specifies these limits for chromium VI: 0.02 ppm pliable material),0.005 ppm (sticky material), 0.053 ppm (scraped-off material).

Croatia: NN 50/2018/999 Third Amendment to the Toys Safety Ordinance (Croatia), Enforcement Date: June 9th, 2018           

This Ordinance amends the existing Toys Safety Ordinance by providing new limits on various chemicals.

This Ordinance sets new limit values for certain chemicals such as lead 23 ppm (Category III) 0.5 ppm (Category II) 2.0 ppm (Category I), bisphenol A 0.04 ppm, and phenol.

The new chemical requirement for phenol is 5 ppm in polymeric materials in accordance with the methods laid down in EN 71–10: 2005 and EN 71–11: 2005; 10 ppm as preservative in accordance with the methods laid down in EN 71–10: 2005 and EN 71–11: 2005.

Czech Republic: Government Order No. 86/2018 Coll. Amendment to Decree No. 86/2011 Coll. on Technical Requirements for Toys, Enforcement Date: October 28th, 2018    

This Order amends and provides a stricter limit for: lead 23 ppm (Category III) 0.5 ppm (Category II) 2.0 ppm (Category I) bisphenol A 0.04 ppm, and phenol.

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