South Korea has added DIBP to its Common Safety Standard for Children’s Products. The amendment will become effective on January 1, 2022.

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In July, 2021, Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) issued Notice Number 2021-131 to strengthen the requirements for phthalates falling under its Common Safety Standard for Children’s Products subject to certification pursuant to Article 17(3) of the Special Act on Children’s product Safety, children’s products subject to confirmation pursuant to Article 22(2), and children’s products subject to supplier conformity verification pursuant to Article 25(2). The common safety standard for children’s products applies to products that are used by or for children under the age of 13. It does not apply to inaccessible components of a children’s product. 

The latest revision expands the number of phthalates from six to seven by adding DIBP.

Highlights of phthalates under Notice Number 2021-132 and a comparison of existing requirements are summarized in Table 1.

Section 3.1.3 ‘Phthalate Plasticizer’

 

MOTIE Notice 2021-132 of July 19, 2021 to amend Common Safety Standards for Children’s Products

Common Safety Standards for Children’s Products

Scope

Children’s products

Children’s products

Phthalate*

BBP, DBP, DEHP, DIDP, DINP, DnOP and DIBP

BBP, DBP, DEHP, DIDP, DINP and DnOP

Requirement

< 0.1% (sum)

< 0.1% (sum)

Effective Date

January 1, 2022

In force

*Applicable to synthetic resins, including coatings on fibers and leather

Table 1

Definitions

Item

Abbreviation

Phthalate

CAS Number

1

BBP

Benzyl butyl phthalate

85-68-7

2

DBP

Dibutyl phthalate

84-74-2

3

DEHP

Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

117-81-7

4

DIBP

Diisobutyl phthalate

84-69-5

5

DIDP

Di-isodecyl phthalate

68515-49-1/26761-40-0

6

DINP

Diisononyl phthalate

68515-48-0/28553-12-0

7

DnOP

Di-n-octyl phthalate

117-84-0

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