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Reminder: EU Chemical Requirements for Toys Enter into Force July 20, 2013

July 19, 2013

On July 20th 2013, the new chemical requirements under the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC will enter into force. The new requirements of the Directive include, migration limits for certain elements, requirements for N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances, and limitations on certain allergenic fragrances and the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic, and reprotoxic (CMR) chemicals.


Why It Matters
Toys must be designed and manufactured in such a way to prevent exposure to harmful chemical elements that can have an adverse effect upon human health, both within the composition of chemical compounds or materials used to make the toys and during normal use or play.

How UL Can Help
UL consumer products group's accredited laboratories can assist with chemical testing and certification requirements under the EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.

To learn how UL's chemical management services for the toy industry can help your company, click Contact UL at the top of the page and a UL representative will follow up with you soon.