Directive 2017/738, amendment to Toy Safety Directive changes the migration limits for lead in toys

Directive 2017/738 would be enforcing by October 28, 2018. It makes the significant amendment to the lead limit of toy. The Annex II of the Toy Safety Directive applies specific limit values for heavy metals and organic tin in materials used in toys. The limit values for lead in toy have been amended under EN71-3 and are split into 3 categories:

Category I: Dry, Brittle, Powder-like or pliable material
New Limit: 2.0 mg/kg | Current Limit: 13.5 mg/kg

Category II: Liquid or Sticky material
New Limit: 0.5 mg/kg | Current Limit: 3.4 mg/kg

Category III: Scraped-off material
New Limit: 23 mg/kg | Current Limit: 160 mg/kg

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