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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 312018 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. 862011 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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