EUROPEAN UNION - The European Commission (EC) has released three revisions to the Toy Safety Directive specific to Appendix C of Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC.
Revisions are effective as of December 13, 2015, however, member states will adopt the new provisions for formamide and BIT starting May 24, 2017, and MI, CMI and MI/CMI beginning November 24, 2017. The Committee established in Article 47 of Directive 2009/48/EC has agreed to the following limits:
|Substance||CAS No.||Limit Value|
|formamide||75-12-7||emissions of 20 μg/m3 after a maximum of 28 days from commencement of the emission testing of foam toy materials containing more than 200 mg/kg (cut-off limit based on content).|
|benzisothiazolinone (BIT)||2634-33-5||5 mg/kg content in aqueous toy materials|
|chloroisothiazolinone (CMI)||26172-55-4||0.75 mg/kg content in aqueous toy materials|
|methylisothiazolinone (MI)||2682-20-4||0.25 mg/kg content in aqueous toy materials|
|mixture CMI and MI||55965-84-9||1 mg/kg content in aqueous toy materials|