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EU Toy Safety Directive Allergenic Fragrances Requirements Amended

Dec. 22 2020

The European Commission has published Directives (EU) 2020/2088 and 2020/2089 to amend Annex II to Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC regarding the prohibition and labelling of allergenic fragrances in toys. Member states shall apply the amendments from July 5, 2022. 

Summary of the Amendment

List of prohibited allergenic fragrances extended (from 55 to 58 allergenic fragrances) 

• Add 3 allergenic fragrances 

Name of allergenic fragrances CAS number
Atranol (2,6-Dihydroxy-4methyl-benzaldehyde) 526-37-4
Chloroatranol (3-Chloro-2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde) 5707-21-2
Methyl heptane carbonate     111-12-6

Presence of traces of these fragrances shall be allowed provided that such presence is technically unavoidable under good manufacturing practice and does not exceed 100 mg/kg. 

List of allergenic fragrances which require labelling extended (from 11 to 71 allergenic fragrances) 

• add 61 allergenic fragrances
• add 2 CAS no. to Citronellol (1117-61-9 and 7540-51-4)
• remove methyl heptane carbonate (111-12-6) as it becomes a prohibited allergenic fragrance 

If the fragrance is added to a toy or its component at a concentration exceeding 100 mg/kg, the names of the allergenic fragrances shall be labelled on the toy, on an affixed label, on the packaging or in an accompanying leaflet. 

Additional Information:
Commission Directive (EU) 2020/2028 

Commission Directive (EU) 2020/2029 

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