Strengthening the Lead Migration Limits under NEW Toy Safety Standard EN71-3:2013+A3:2018
Last year, Toys directive was amended by Council Directive 2017/738 in which migration limits of lead were significantly lowered. Regarding this change, European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published EN 71-3:2013+A3:2018 in June 2018. This standard will be effective on 28 October 2018 and will be harmonized under Directive 2009/48/EC on 28 Feb 2019.
The noticeable changes of migration limit of lead are shown as below:
Migration Limit for Lead (mg/kg)
in dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material
in liquid or sticky toy material
in scraped-off toy material
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