New European standard for toy safety: CEN published EN 71-3:2019 'Safety of toys - Part 3: Migration of certain elements'


In connection with the amendment of the EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC on 16 May 2018 -- for the tightening of the migration limit for chromium (VI) in Cat III scrapped-off toy materials, our previous Newsletter 2017_13 EU Tightened Up Lead Migration Limits for Toys already mentioned the following:

Relating to this change in limit, the European harmonized standard EN 71-3 (last version: EN 71-3:2013+A3:2018)has also been revised, and published as EN 71-3:2019 (though not yet listed in the Official Journal under the Toy Directive).

Amongst the various significant technical changes that have been made, the revised EN 71-3 has its limit values for Chromium (VI) for material category III adapted to the new legal limit values.


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