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Monday January 14, 2019

EC Seeks Comments on Formaldehyde in Toys

Comment by February 6 on an EC draft update to the Toy Safety Directive on levels of formaldehyde associated with various materials used in toys. The numbers are based on the recommended tolerable daily intake (TDI) of the substance from all sources with a goal of limiting toys to 10% as a source for children.

 

The materials and limits are in reference to testing specified by EN 71-10:2005 and EN 71-11:2005. They involve:

  • Polymeric Substances: Migration 1.5 mg/L.
  • Resin-Bonded Wood: Emission 0.1 mL/m.
  • Textile: Content 30 mg/kg.
  • Leather: Content 30 mg/kg.
  • Paper: Content 30 mg/kg.
  • Water-Based Ingredients: Content 10 mg/kg.

Learn more about commenting and download the language of the draft updates via bit.ly/2RmDpRE.