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ECJ Dismisses Germany's Appeal on Heavy Metal Limits in Toys (Germany)

August 17, 2015

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed Germany’s appeal to maintain its own limit values for arsenic, mercury and antimony in toys, which differ from the limit values mandated by the EU Toy Safety Directive (TSD). The judgment supports previous decisions by the European Commission (EC) and General Court.

The EC rejected Germany’s argument in 2012 that its national restrictions were stricter than those in the TSD. Germany’s appeal was then rejected in 2014 by the European General Court. The General Court’s conclusion that Germany’s metal restrictions do not ensure a higher level of protection than the new European limits is endorsed by the ECJ.


Source in French