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  • Formaldehyde was added to the Toy safety directive 2009/48/EC
  • On 20 November 2019, EU published a new directive (EU) 2019/1929, amending Appendix C to Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC for the purpose of adopting specific limit values for chemicals used in certain toys, as regards formaldehyde.

    According to the amendment, in Appendix C to Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC, the following entry is added: 

    Appendix C

    Specific limit values for chemicals used in toys intended for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth adopted in accordance with Article 46(2)


    Substance

    CAS

    Limit value

    Formaldehyde

    50-00-0

    1,5 mg/l (migration limit) in polymeric toy material

    0,1 ml/m3 (emission limit) in resin-bonded wood toy material

    30 mg/kg (content limit) in textile toy material

    30 mg/kg (content limit) in leather toy material

    30 mg/kg (content limit) in paper toy material

    10 mg/kg (content limit) in water-based toy material’




    The amendment will come into effect on 20 May 2021.



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