The European Union (EU) has published its latest list of toy safety standards for presumption of conformity with Directive 2009/48/EC, the so-called Toy Safety Directive (TSD). Included in this list is EN 71-3:2019 – ‘Migration of Certain Elements’.
Published on October 16, 2019, and implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1728, the harmonized standards include:
- EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018 ‘Mechanical and physical’
- EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014 ‘Flammability’
- EN 71-3:2019 ‘Migration of certain elements’ – EN 71-3:2013+A3:2018 will be withdrawn from the OJEU on April 15, 2020
- EN 71-4:2013 ‘Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities’
- EN 71-5:2015 ‘Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets’
- EN 71-7:2014+A2:2018 ‘Finger paints’ – limit for climbazole (entry 22 to Table B.1 of Annex B) is revised from 0.5% to 0.2%
- EN 71-8:2018 ‘Activity toys for domestic use’
- EN 71-12:2013 ‘N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances’
- EN 71-13:2014 ‘Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games’
- EN 71-14:2018 ‘Trampolines for domestic use’ – NB. EN 71-14:2014+A1:2017 will be withdrawn from the OJEU on January 22, 2020
- Electric toys:
- EN 62115:2005
- IEC 62115:2003 (modified)+A1:200
- EN 62115:2005/A11:2012/AC:2013
- EN 62115:2005/A11:2012
- EN 62115:2005/A12:2015
- EN 62115:2005/A2:2011/AC:2011
- EN 62115:2005/A2:2011
- IEC 62115:2003/A2:2010 (modified)
Stakeholders should note, inter alia:
- Inclusion of EN 71-3:2019 for the migration of 19 elements – this standard contains the strengthened migration limit for chromium (VI) for category III toy materials and improved procedures and controlled experimental conditions. This will become effective on November 18, 2019
- Decision (EU) 2019/1254 for citing EN 71-14:2018 ‘Trampolines for domestic use’ is repealed as a reference standard due to the complete list of harmonized standards drafted in support of the TSD is now covered in one act
- There is a six-month transition period for the withdrawal of EN 71-3+A3:2018
These toy safety standards, including EN 71-3:2019, will become effective on October 16, 2019, concurrent with the publication in the OJEU.
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