On October 16, 2019, the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) released the latest harmonized standard catalog of the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48 / EC, which includes the latest version of EN 71-3: 2019. To ensure that manufacturers have sufficient time to cope with this change, the current harmonized standard EN 71-3: 2013+ A3: 2018 is still available until April 15, 2020.
The content of the new revision includes:
• The limit of hexavalent chromium for the third class of materials was changed from 0.2mg / kg to 0.053mg / kg, which took effect on November 18, 2019.
• For coating samples, the sieving requirements have been removed, and the requirements for the related screens (formerly Appendix C) have been deleted. The wax removal procedure has been changed from 6-heptane extraction to 60-octane extraction.
• Revised test method for chromium (VI). The revised method meets the limits for all types of materials.
• Appendix G revised the test method for organotin, the organotin substance involved in this method was changed from 10 to 11, and a new DMT was added for Table G.1 organotin.
The comparison of hexavalent chromium migration limits between EN 71-3: 2013 + A3: 2018 and EN 71-3: 2019 is as follows:
a. Expires after April 15, 2020.
b. Effective October 16, 2019.
c. The new limit (0.053 mg / kg) applies from November 18, 2019.