New Toy Chemical Limits Introduced in Turkey

Top Quote Turkey has introduced new chemical limits under its Toy Safety Regulation. These become effective on December 24, 2020. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 22, 2020 - Turkey has updated its Toy Safety Regulation (Oyuncak Güvenliği Yönetmeliği (OGY)) to strengthen various chemical provisions and further its alignment with Directive 2009/48/EC, the so-called European Toy Safety Directive (TSD).

    Regulation Number 30988 was published on December 24, 2019. It contains several important changes to the OGY, including:
    • Strengthening the migration limits for:
    1. Chromium (VI) in Category III toy materials - from 0.2 to 0.053 mg/kg
    2. Lead in all three categories of toy materials:
    • Category I - from 13.5 to 2.0 mg/kg
    • Category II - from 3.4 to 0.5 mg/kg
    • Category III - from 160 to 23 mg/kg
    • Bisphenol A (BPA) in toys intended for children under 36 months or other toys intended to be placed in the mouth: ≤ 0.04 mg/L
    • Addition of phenol migration (≤ 5 mg/L from polymeric materials) and phenol content (≤ 10 mg/kg as a preservative), with the same scope of toys as for BPA (above)
    • Clarification that ‘aquatic toys’ are ‘water-based toys’ and therefore include hobby paints, finger paints, window/glass paints, glues and soap bubbles

    To clarify the different toy material categories:
    • Category I toy materials are defined as dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable and include chalk, crayons, plaster of Paris and bouncing putties
    • Category II toy materials are defined as liquid or sticky and include bubble solutions, finger paints, liquid adhesives, poster paints and slimes
    • Category III toy materials are defined as scraped-off. These include ceramics, glasses, metals, textiles, woods, elastomers, surface coating materials, bone, leather and natural sponges

    The OGY was originally introduced in October 2016, under Number 29847 in the Resmi Gazete. It has since been revised several times to include various provisions in the TSD.

    The latest revision has two effective dates. The provisions surrounding chromium (VI), lead, BPA and phenol will come into effect on December 25, 2020, while the other provisions came into effective on December 24, 2019.

    Stakeholders are advised to check their products comply with the latest requirements under the OGY.

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