SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile Products NO. 017/19
In 2014, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 8124-6:2014 for phthalates in toys and children’s products. That completely new publication expanded the ISO 8124 series of standards for toy safety and provided a methodology for the determination of six phthalates in toys and children’s articles (Safeguard 161/14 ).
In November 2018, ISO published ISO 8124-6:2018 . This second edition contains, inter alia, a number of important technical revisions to its predecessor. These include the following:
- Extending the suitability of the method from six phthalates (BBP, DBP, DEHP, DIDP, DINP and DNOP) to seven phthalates (BBP, DBP, DEHP, DIBP, DIDP, DINP and DNOP)
- Inclusion of ‘liquids’ to the specific list of materials that are applicable to toys and children’s products
- The use of ‘ultrasonic bath’, described as Method C, for extraction as an additional suitable method to ‘Soxhlet extraction’ and ‘Solvent extraction’
The ISO 8124-6:2018 standard replaced the first edition upon its publication.
A comparison of major highlights between ISO 8124-6:2018 and its predecessor is summarized in Table 1.
|Item||Parameter||ISO 8124-6:2018||ISO 8124-6:2014|
|1||Title||Safety of Toys-part 6
Certain phthalate esters in toys and children’s products
|2||Phthalate||BBP, DBP, DEHP, DIBP, DIDP, DINP and DNOP||BBP, DBP, DEHP, DIDP, DINP and DNOP|
|3||Extraction in dichloromethane||Method A
Soxhlet extraction, reflux, 6 hours
Solvent extraction, 80oC, 1.5 hours, and reflux ,1.5 hours
Ultrasonic bath, 60oC, 1 hour
|4||Analysis||Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS)|
|5||DIDP||26761-40-0 and 68515-49-1||Diisodecyl phthalate|
|6||DINP||28553-12-0 and 68515-48-0||Diisononyl phthalate|
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