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UK to Restrict the Use of Certain Chemical Substances in Toys

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On 13 April 2022, the United Kingdom notified WTO of a technical trade measure related to toys and cosmetics, with the notification number G/TBT/N/GBR/47. This notified Regulation amends Part 3 of Schedule 2 to the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 to prohibit the use of specific allergenic fragrances in Toys. It also restricts the permitted levels of aluminium in toys and the use of aniline, and formaldehyde in toys intended for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth. The amendments shall enter into force on 15 October 2022.

Amendments to the Toys (Safety) Regulations are as follows.

Prohibited allergenic fragrances

No

Name of Allergenic Fragrance

CAS Number

(56)

Atranol (2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde)

526-37-4

(57)

Chloroatranol (3-Chloro-2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde)

57074-21-2

(58)

Methyl heptine carbonate

111-12-6

Permitted level of aluminium in toys

Element

mg/kg in dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material

mg/kg in liquid or sticky toy material

mg/kg in scraped-off toy material

Aluminium

2,250

560

28,130

Limit values for chemicals used in toys intended for use by children under 36 months

Substance

CAS No

Limit value

Aniline

62-53-3

30 mg/kg after reductive

cleavage in textile and leather materials

30 mg/kg after reductive

cleavage in finger paints

10 mg/kg as free aniline in

finger paints

Formaldehyde

50-00-0

Polymeric 1.5 mg/l (migration limit)

Resin-bonded wood 0.1

ml/m3 (emission limit)

Textile 30 mg/kg

Leather 30 mg/kg

Paper 30 mg/kg

Water-based 10 mg/kg

The United Kingdom has published its own toy regulation after the official Brexit in 2021. Although this Regulation is the continuation of the EU’s Toy Safety Directive, but it is certain that there will be some differences between the two regulations.

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Source

WTO Notification