Turkey Amends Toy Safety Regulations and Introduces Restrictions on Certain Chemicals

Top Quote Turkey has amended its Toy Safety Regulations, allowing the use of nickel in certain toy applications and adding restrictions for nine chemicals. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 29, 2017 - Turkey has amended its Toy Safety Regulations to allow the use of nickel in certain toy applications, add restrictions on several additional substances, and recognize both European Standards (EN) and their corresponding Turkish Standards (TS) for presumption of conformity with the Toy Safety Regulations.

    Published in the Resmi Gazette, the Official Gazette of the Republic of Turkey, under Regulations Number 2017/30025, the updated Toy Safety Regulations give three different effective dates for the chemical restrictions. These are:

    April 4, 2017
    Tris(2-Chloroethyl) Phosphate (TCEP)
    Tris(2-Chloro-1-methylethyl) Phosphate (TCPP)
    Tris[2-Chloro-1-(chloromethyl)ethyl] Phosphate (TDCP)
    Bisphenol A (BPA)

    May 24, 2017
    1,2-Benzisothiazol- 3(2H)-one (BIT)

    November 24, 2017
    5-Chloro-2-methylisothiazolin-3(2H)-one (CMI) and 2-methylisothiazolin-3(2H)-one (MI) (3:1) (CMI:MI (3:1))
    5-Chloro-2-methylisothiazolin-3(2H)-one (CMI)
    2-Methylisothiazolin-3(2H)-one (MI)

    These restrictions pertain to toys for children under 36 months or other toys intended to be placed in the mouth. These amendments make Turkish Toy Safety Regulations consistent with Appendix C of Annex II of European Directive 2009/48/EC, the so-called European Toy Safety Directive (TSD).

    Turkey's Toy Safety Regulations are essentially adopted from the TSD and these revisions show continued standardization between the two. By permitting the use of nickel, a carcinogenic category 2 substance, in toys or toy components made of stainless steel, and toy components which are intended to conduct an electric current, the revision is making the Turkish regulations consistent with Appendix A to Annex II of the TSD.

    In addition, the technical requirements for the nine restricted chemicals are also principally the same as those included in Appendix C to Annex II of the TSD:
    Directive 2014/79/EU for TCEP, TCPP and TDCP
    Directive 2014/81/EU for BPA
    Directive (EU) 2015/2115 for formamide
    Directive (EU) 2015/2116 for BIT
    Directive (EU) 2015/2117 for CMI:MI (3:1), CMI and MI

    The amendments to the Turkish Toy Safety Regulations were published on April 1, 2017, and came into force on April 4, 2017.

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