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Limit of Chromium VI in EU Toy Safety Directive is Revised

2018-05-21

    On May 17, 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union published regulation (EU) 2018/725 amending chromium VI limit in the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union and will be implemented on November 18, 2019.


    The limit for chromium VI in the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC and (EU) 2018/725 is as follows:

    Regulation

    Migration limit requirements

    Category I:  in dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material

    Category II : in liquid or sticky toy material

    Category III : in scraped-off toy material

    2009/48/EC Current (mg/kg)

    0.02

    0.005

    0.2

    (EU) 2018/725 New (mg/kg)

    0.02

    0.005

    0.053












    This amendment mainly reduced the limit value for chromium VI migration in scraped-off toy material. All of toy export to EU countries shall meet new requirement of chromium VI limit since Nov. 18th, 2019. In addition, on April 2017, the Official Journal of the European Union published regulation (EU) EU 2017/738 amending lead limit in the Toy Safety directive 2009/48/EC, which will be implemented on October 28, 2018.
    AGC reminded relevant enterprises to keep abreast of the latest laws and regulations, to grasp the new limit requirements for Toy Safety Directives, choosing high quality raw materials,testing timely, effectively prevent subsequent risks.


    The Official Journal of the European Union link:
    http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2018.122.01.0029.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2018:122:TOC

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