EU Restricts Aniline in Certain Toy Materials Under Toy Safety Directive
Jun. 9 2021
On June 4, 2021, the European Commission published Commission Directive (EU) 2021/903 to restrict aniline in certain toy materials. The Directive introduce new limit values for aniline in textile, leather toy materials and finger paints under Appendix C to Annex II of the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. This new restriction shall be applied from December 5, 2022.
Overview of Requirement
Below are the limit values for aniline (CAS no. 62-53-3) used in toys intended for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth.
|30 mg/kg after reductive cleavage in textile toy material and leather toy material|
|Aniline||30 mg/kg after reductive cleavage in finger paints|
|10 mg/kg as free aniline in finger paints|
The new limits will help significantly reduce children's exposure to this substance, which is a component of dyes for textile, leather and finger paints and can therefore be present in toys. The youngest children could put those in the mouth.
Commission Directive (EU) 2021/903
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