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The new EN 71-3 chemical requirements of the EU Toy Safety Directive (2009/48/EC) come into effect on July 20, 2013. Are you aware of the Barium requirements?

The more stringent limits for soluble barium, proposed by the European Commission, have, in principle, been agreed and are reflected in the EN 71-3:2013 standard. These new limits are currently undergoing an administrative process for their official revision to the toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC (TSD).   


BARIUM

Migration limit (mg/kg)

Category I

Dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material

Category II

 

Liquid or sticky toy material

Category III

 

Scrapped-off toy material

Current limits


4,500

 

1125

56,000

New proposed limits


1,500

375

18,750

 

HOW SGS CAN HELP YOU?

SGS laboratories are equipped and prepared to conduct testing according to the new EN 71-3:2013. SGS has testing capabilities worldwide to assist you for the full chemical compliance of your EU toys.