European-union-strengthen-the-limitation-of-chromium-vi-in-scraped-off-toy-materials

European Commission published a revised Toy Safety Directive (EU) 2018/725 related to adopt lower limit value for chromium VI in category III (scraped-off toy material) and the amendment will come to effective on 18 November 2019.

The following table is the summary of the amendment parts:

 Element

mg/kg in dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material

mg/kg in liquid or sticky toy material

mg/kg in scraped-off toy material

 Previous Cr(VI) limit

 0.02

 0.005

 0.2

 Revised Cr(VI) limit

 0.02

 0.005

 0.053

 

Sources: OJEU:  https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32018L0725&from=EN

The European Committee for Standardization is also reviewing the EN71-3 test method to improve the detection of chromium VI and expected to be available soon.

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