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

Slovenia: Official Gazette of RS 31/2018 Amendment to Decree on Safety of Toys

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

The new limits are:

  • TCPP/TCEP/TDCP- 5 ppm
  • Lead — 23 ppm (Category III) 0.5 ppm (Category II) 2.0 ppm (Category I)
  • BPA — 0.04 ppm
  • Formamide — 0.00002 ppm
  • 1,2-benzisothiazol3 (2H) -one — 5 ppm
  • Reaction mixture 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (No. ES 247–500-7) and 2-methyl-2H-isothiazol3-one (No. ES 220–239-6) (3: 1) — 1 ppm
  • 5-chloro-2-methylisothiazolin-3 (2H) -one — 0.75 ppm
  • 2-methylisothiazolin3 (2H) -one — 0.25 ppm
  • Phenol — 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

These new limits align with the current limits set out in the European Union’s Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.

This Decree is enforced on May 11th, 2018.

Slovakia: Decree Amending Decree No. Act No. 2252013 Coll., on the Safety of Toys

This Decree amends the chemical limits for lead: 23 ppm (Category III) 0.5 ppm (Category II) 2.0 ppm (Category I).

These limits align with the current limits set out in the European Union’s Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.

This decree will be enforced on October 28th, 2018.

Czech Republic: Draft Amending Decree No. 86/2011 Coll. on Technical Requirements for Toys

This draft amendment provides a stricter limit for bisphenol A and lead in toys, specifically,

  • Lead — 2.0 ppm (Category I); 0.5 ppm (Category II); 23 ppm (Category III)
  • BPA — 0.04 ppm

The draft also sets new limits for phenol are as follows

  • 5 ppm migration limit in polymeric materials
  • 10 ppm content limit as preservative

These limits align with the current limits set out in the European Union’s Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.

Once approved, this decree will be enforced on October 18th, 2018.

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