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EU Commission Adopts Amendments under Toy Safety Directive

Learn about the amendments adopted by the EU Commission, prohibiting new allergenic fragrances through the Toy Safety Directive.

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January 11, 2021

On Dec. 15, 2020, the European Commission formally published two amendments in the EU Official Journal, adopting the ban of three allergenic fragrances in toys and their materials: 

  • Atranol (2,6-dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde); CAS: 526- 37-4
  • Chloratranol (3-Chloro-2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde); CAS: 57074-21-2
  • Methyl heptine carbonate; CAS: 111-12-6 

These three fragrances are now added to the list of 55 prohibited fragrances listed under Annex II of the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. 

In addition, a separate amendment requires labels to be added to the toy packaging or accompanying leaflets if the toy or its component contains any of the listed 61 allergenic fragrances exceeding more than 100 milligrams per kilograms (mg/kg).

Member States shall adopt and publish by July 4, 2022, at the latest and shall apply these provisions from July 5, 2022. 

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