10. May 2021 | All posts, Latest on formaldehyde (Hazarduous Chemicals Regulation), World news Toy formaldehyde

On 21 May 2021, the new limit values for formaldehyde in children’s toys published by the European Union in November 2019 as Amending Directive (EU) 2019/1929 will come into force.

The amendment of Annex II, Appendix C to Directive 2009/48/EC concerns toys intended for children under three years of age or toys intended to be taken into the mouth.

The new limit values for formaldehyde are as follows:

  • 1.5 mg/l (migration limit) in polymeric materials for toys
  • 0.1 ml/m3 (emission limit value) in materials made of synthetic pressed wood for toys
  • 30 mg/kg (limit value) in textile materials for toys
  • 30 mg/kg (limit value) in leather materials for toys 
  • 30 mg/kg (content limit value) in paper materials for toys
  • 10 mg/kg (limit value) in water-based materials for toys 

As a expert for emission measurements and content analysis, we look forward to receiving your enquiries at info@eco-institut.de

Go to Directive 2009/48/EG

Go to Amendmend (EU) 2019/1029

Source: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32019L1929&from=DE (last accesses: May 10th, 2021)


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