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EC Amends Toy Directive 2009/48/EC for Allergenic Fragrances

EC enacts Commission Directive (EU) amending Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the labelling of allergenic fragrances in toys.

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February 24, 2021

This directive amends the Toy Safety Directive to:

  • Add 61 allergenic fragrances to third paragraph of point 11 of Part III of Annex II.
  • This requires a general obligation to list on the toy, on an affixed label, on the packaging or in an accompanying leaflet, if these 61 allergenic fragrances are added to a toy.

Member states shall adopt and publish, by July 4, 2022 at the latest, the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this directive. They shall forthwith communicate to the Commission the text of those provisions.

They shall apply those provisions from July 5, 2022.

Publication date:

Dec. 15, 2020

Enforcement date:

Jan. 4, 2021