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CEN Publishes EN 71-13:2021+A1:2022 for Certain Games and Kits

SafeGuardSToys and Juvenile Products08 Jun 2022

SG 072.22

CEN has issued amendment 1 to EN 71-13:2021 for olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games.

On May 4, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation, CEN) published EN 71-13:2021+A1:2022, the latest toy safety standard for requirements on the use of substances and mixtures in olfactory board games, cosmetic kits, gustative games and supplementary sets to such games and kits.

Highlights of major changes in EN 71-13:2021+A1:2022 are summarized in Table 1.

EN 71-13:2021+A1:2022 “Olfactory Board Games, Cosmetic Kits and Gustative Games’

SectionHighlights of Changes
4.1 ‘Olfactory board games’:
4.1.2.3 ‘Further requirements for all types of olfactory board games”
  • Amends Table 1 ‘Allergenic fragrances which require a warning’ by adding 2 CAS numbers for citronellol and deleting methyl heptine carbonate
  • Amends Table 2 ‘Allergenic fragrances which shall not be supplied in toys covered by this document’ by adding 3 fragrances: 1) atranol, 2) chloroatranol and 3) methyl heptine carbonate

4.2 ‘Cosmetic kits’: 
4.2.1 ‘General’
  • Emphasizes that cosmetic kits and supplementary sets to such kits must not be intended for children under 36 months
4.3 ‘Gustative games’: 
4.3.1 ‘General’
  • Emphasizes that gustative games and supplementary sets to such games must not be intended for children under 36 months
6 ‘Warnings and marking’:
6.1 ‘General markings and warnings’
  • New Table 3 ‘Allergenic fragrances which shall be listed on the toy, on an affixed label, on the packaging or in an accompanying leaflet’ with 61 fragrances
Annex A.1 ‘Allergenic fragrances’
  • Indicates that Directives (EU) 2020/2088 and (EU) 2020/2089 on allergenic fragrances have been adapted to Tables 1 to 3 (SafeGuardS 188/20)

Table 1

According to EN 71-13:2021+A1:2022, this standard will be given the status of a national standard by November 2022 and conflicting national standards are to be withdrawn by this date at the very latest. This standard is expected to be harmonized under the Toy Safety Directive upon official acceptance by the European Commission (EC) and by publication in the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU).

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