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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published ISO 8124–6:2018 Safety of toys — Part 6: Certain phthalate esters in toys and children’s product on November 7, 2018.

The standard cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO 8124–6:2014) to provide the following changes:

  • Addition of di-iso-butyl phthalate (DIBP) in Clause 1 and Annex A
  • Addition of liquid material in Clause 1, Clause 7 and Annex A
  • Addition of a new Clause 2, Normative references, and renumbering of subsequent clauses
  • Addition of a new method C, “ultrasonic bath method”
  • Update and reorganization of the inter-laboratory collaborative trial test data in Annex B
  • Addition of a new Annex E, Ultrasonic bath performance check, and renumbering of all annexes

This standard also specifies a method for the determination of di-iso-butyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), benzylbutyl phthalate (BBP), bis-(2‑ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), di-iso-nonylphthalate (DINP) and di-iso-decyl phthalate (DIDP) (as specified in Annex A) in toys and children’s products.

This standard applies to toys and children’s products which are made of plastics, textiles, coatings and liquids.