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:


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




 Revised Cr(VI) limit





Sources: OJEU:

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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