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This draft proposes to fully adopt the International Standards Organization’s ISO 8124–3:2020 on the migration of certain elements in toys.

The proposal is part of the country’s third revision of its standard Safety of Toys – Part 3 Migration of Certain Elements. The major changes in aligning with the ISO standard would be:

  • the inclusion of two detailed dewaxing methods
  • the addition of a method for determining elements based on inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)
  • new standards providing for maximum acceptable levels of migration of antimony, arsenic, barium, chromium, cadmium, lead, mercury and selenium;
  • an updated method for determining the presence of certain phthalate esters; requirements of test methods for finger painting
  • requirements concerning flammability testing.

The draft is open for public comment until August 9, 2020.

Publication Date:
July 9, 2020