On June 29, 2013, the standard was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and is now considered as harmonized standard under the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC (TSD).
Key Points for Soluble Elements
1) Migration limits for 19 substances (instead of 8 elements under the old toy directive) including:
- Requirements for chromium (III) and chromium (VI).
- Requirements for tin and organic tin.
2) Three distinct toy material categories:
- Dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable.
- Liquid or sticky.
Chemical Migration Limits
Depending on the toy material category, different limits are applied.
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Any toy placed on the EU market has to meet the new chemical requirements of the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC applicable since July 20, 2013.
How Can SGS Help You?
Armed with strong expertise, SGS experts have been involved in standardization work and methods developments for toy chemical testing (http://www.sgs.com/
All throughout the chemical transitional phase (4 years), SGS’ aim has been to help enable companies to test their toys as early as possible - before the EN 71-3 publication by CEN - in order to enable them to anticipate costs and any corrective changes of the design.
SGS proactively developed dedicated program to develop a method for Cr (VI), which is one of the new 11 elements and has very low migration limit requirements.
SGS laboratories are equipped and prepared to conduct testing according to the new EN 71-3:2013. SGS has testing capabilities worldwide to assist you for the full chemical compliance of your EU toys.
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