New chemical requirements for toys

On 3 June 2021 this year, the Toys Directive was tightened yet again. The objective of the measure is to minimise as far as possible the use of aniline, which is often used in textile dyes, textiles, leather or finger paints. Economic operators responsible for products, such as manufacturers, importers or fulfilment service providers, should respond in good time and adapt their inspection strategies accordingly.

On 3 June 2021 this year, the Toys Directive was tightened yet again. The objective of the measure is to minimise as far as possible the use of aniline, which is often used in textile dyes, textiles, leather or finger paints. With application-dependent limit values of 10 mg/kg and 30 mg/kg, high hurdles have now been established against the use of aniline. This tightening will only become effective once the amendment to the Directive has been transposed into the respective national legislation, however. This is scheduled for 5 December 2022.

Economic operators responsible for products, such as manufacturers, importers or fulfilment service providers, should respond in good time and adapt their inspection strategies accordingly. trade-e-bility will assist them to adapt and optimise their testing concept accordingly.

The trade-e-bility consultants will be pleased to assist you. Please call +49/40/750687-300 or send an e-mail message to beratung@trade-e-bility.de.