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CEN Approves Standard on Safety of Toys

December 8, 2016

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has released the standard ‘EN 71-12:2017 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

Key dates:

  • Date of Ratification: October 30, 2016
  • Date of Availability: January 4, 2017
  • Date of Announcement: April 30, 2017
  • Date of Implementation: July 31, 2017

Source URL: EN 71-12:2017

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