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Toys Safety legislation

The new Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, published on 30 June 2009, replaces the 20 year old 88/378/EEC Toy Directive.

The new Directive substantially amends the old Directive across virtually all safety aspects. In particular it brings more references on chemicals into the Directive itself by limiting the amounts of certain chemicals that may be contained in materials used for toys.

Amendments

  • Additional permitted use of the CMR substance nickel:
    Commission Directive 2014/84/EU български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) of 30 June 2014 amending Appendix A of Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the safety of toys, as regards nickel
  • Adoption of specific limit values for bisphenol A in toys intended for children under 36 months and in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth:
    Commission Directive 2014/81/EU български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) of 23 June 2014 amending Appendix C of Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the safety of toys, as regards bisphenol A
  • Adoption of specific limit values for TCEP, TCPP and TDCP in toys intended for children under 36 months and in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth:
    Commission Directive 2014/79/EU български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) of 20 June 2014 amending Appendix C of Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the safety of toys, as regards TCEP, TCPP and TDCP
  • Revision of the limit values for barium :
    Commission Regulation (EU) No 681/2013 български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) of 17 July 2013 amending part III of Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the safety of toys
  • Revision of the limit values for cadmium :
    Commission Directive 2012/7/EU български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) of 2 March 2012 amending, for the purpose of adaptation to technical progress, part III of Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to toy safety

Guidance documents

The Commission and Member States elaborate guidance documents on the application of the Safety of Toys Directive.

Notified Bodies

Relevant Union legislation

Toys must in all cases comply during manufacture with the relevant Union legislation.

Roadmap

Reports and studies

Study on the competitiveness of the toy industry

Reports on the impact of the revision of the limit values of lead in toys

Public Consultation 2007 on the Toys Safety Legislation

Studies on the impact of the revision of the Toy Safety Directives have been performed as well as reports on the chemicals used in Toys

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