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South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) has released MOTIE Notification No. 2018-227 to include the implementation of a chemical limit for boron used in children’s products on February 1st, 2019.

MOTIE Notification No. 2017–16 (published on January 31, 2017)  announces that February 1st, 2019 is the implementation date of Table 4.4 Part IV of Annex 6 — Toys — Safety Standards for Children’s Product Subject to Safety Confirmation for the listed 19 hazardous chemicals and their limits.

MOTIE Notification No. 2018-151 (published on July 24, 2018), however, delays the implementation of the chemical limits for eight chemicals included in Part 4 of Annex 6 (aluminum, boron, cobalt, manganese, strontium, tin, and organic tin compounds, chromium VI) until February 1st, 2022.

Due to the hazards caused by boron found in children’s products, MOTIE decides to advance the implementation of the chemical limit for boron on February 1st, 2019.

Source URL: MOTIE Notification No. 2018-227

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