On August 10, 2018, the European Union (EU) published Commission Communication 2018/C 282/02 to announce the latest list of toy safety standards for presumption of conformity with Directive 2009/48/EC (Toy Safety Directive, TSD). This list contains, five new EN 71 standards and an important amendment to EN 71-7:2014 +A2:2018 which strengthens the concentration of climbazole allowed in finger paints.
Note 1:For lead, the migration limit values are as follows as of 28 October 2018: 2.0 mg/kg in dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material; 0.5 mg/kg in liquid or sticky toy material; 23 mg/kg in scraped-off toy material. See Directive (EU) 2017/738 (OJ L 110, 27.4.2017,p.6).
Note 2:For chromium (VI), the migration limit values are as follows as of 18 November 2019: 0.02 mg/kg in dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material; 0.005 mg/kg in liquid or sticky toy material; 0.053 mg/kg in scraped-off toy material. See Directive (EU) 2018/725 (OJ L 122, 17.5.2018,p.29).
Note 1: For the allowed preservative climbazole (entry22 in Table B.1 of Annex B to standard EN 71-7:2014+A2:2018) the presumption of conformity applies up to a maximum allowed concentration of 0.2 % (not: 0.5 %).This is based on the ‘ADDENDUM to the Opinion on Climbazole (P64) ref.SCCS/1506/13' of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) that was adopted after the publication of the standard by CEN.
Note 2: The allowed preservatives a) Mixture of 5-Chloro-2-methyl-isothiazol-3(2H)-one and2-methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one with magnesium chloride and magnesium nitrate andb) 2-methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one (MIT) (entries 31 and 32 in the supersededstandard EN 71-7:2014) have been restricted to a) 1 mg/kg (content limit) andb) 0.25 mg/kg (content limit) in aqueous toy materials by Directive (EU) 2015/2117(OJ L 306, 24.11.2015, p. 23). Both content limits are applicable since 24 November 2017. The superseded standard therefore does not any more provide thepresumption of conformity for these two preservatives.