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The European Committee Standardization (CEN) has released the standard ‘EN 71–12:2016 Safety of Toys — Part 12: N-Nitrosamines and N-Nitrosatable Substances.’

The standard establishes requirements and test methods for N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances for the following:

  • toys and parts of toys made from elastomers and intended for use by children under 36 months
  • toys and parts of toys made from elastomers and intended to be placed in the mouth
  • finger paints for children under 36 months

Listed below are the important dates:

  • Date of Ratification: October 30, 2016
  • Date of Availability: December 21, 2016
  • Date of Announcement: March 31, 2017
  • Date of Implementation: June 30, 2017

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