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Publication Date Tuesday, May 21, 2019





In April CEN has published EN 71–3:2019 — Safety of toys — Migration of certain elements.

The new standard contains references to the new Chromium VI limit (category III: 0,053 mg/kg) that will apply from November 18, 2019.

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has explained that the main changes made to the latest version of EN 71–3 ‘Safety of toys — Part 3: Migration of certain elements’ are:

  • A new method for Chromium VI having a quantification limit a factor of two lower than the lowest limit for Chromium VI in the Toy Safety Directive;
  • A modified method for organic tin compounds with an increased extraction yield improving the detection limit and repeatability significantly;
  • Validated methods for filtration that improve the results and simplify filtration work in the laboratory;
  • The method for pH control ensures that the samples are always tested at the pH intended.

The citation is expected to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

UL experts are able to support you for testing according to the new requirements of EN 71–3:2019. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact a UL subject matter expert today!