Economic operators involved in toy manufacturing and marketing (producers, importers, distributors and retailers, etc.)
Period of consultation - This consultation is now closed.
From 13.02.2012 to 07.05.2012
Objective of the consultation
The new toy safety directive 2009/48/EC introduced strict migration limits for lead in toys. The new directive also foresees the possibility to amend these limits when new scientific evidence is made available, in order to assure constant alignment on the latest scientific evidence and appropriate protection for children.
The latest EFSA study (2010) on Lead in Food concluded that it is impossible to establish, for lead, a threshold below which no critical effect on health can be observed. Therefore, EFSA recommended reducing the lead exposure from both food and non foods products.
As this new study shows, the level of protection of children against exposure to lead, as established by the Directive, is no longer appropriate. Therefore, it is necessary to amend the current values for lead and align them with the latest scientific data, in order to reduce children's exposure to lead.
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|responsible service||European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs , Unit C3|
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