Turkey aligns its Toy Safety Regulation with many provisions from the European Toy Safety Directive. The requirements for chemicals will become effective on December 24, 2020.
- Strengthening the migration limit for chromium (VI) in category III toy materials
- Strengthening the migration limits for lead in all three categories of toy materials
- Strengthening the migration limit for bisphenol A (BPA) in toys intended for children under 36 months or other toys intended to be placed in the mouth
- Addition of phenol content to the same scope of toys as for BPA above
- Clarifying ‘aquatic toys’ are ‘water-based toys’, including hobby paints, finger paints, window/glass paints, glues and soap bubbles
There are two effective dates:
- December 24, 2019 for provisions other than points 1 to 4 above
- December 24, 2020 for points 1 to 4 above
Highlights of the requirements for chromium (VI) and lead, as well as BPA and phenol are summarized in Tables 1 and 2 below.
|Regulation Number 30988 of December 24, 2019 amending Article 12 to Section III of Chemical Properties in Annex 2 of the Toy Safety Regulation, T. C. Resmi Gazete|
|Migration Limit from Toy Material||Effective Date|
(Dry, brittle, powder like or pliable)
(Liquid or Sticky)
December 24, 2020
|Regulation Number 30988 of December 24, 2019 amending Part C to Annex 2 of the Toy Safety Regulation, December 24, 2019, T. C. Resmi Gazete|
|Substance||Scope||Method||Unless stated, requirement is migration value||Effective Date|
|TS EN 71 |
|≤ 0.04 mg/L |
[≤ 0.1 mg/L]
|December 24, |
|≤ 5 mg/L from polymeric materials |
|≤ 10 mg/kg total content as a preservative |
|Definitions and Examples of Toy Materials |
Dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable
Liquid or sticky toy
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