Ukraine Further Aligns Toy Safety Regulations with the EU

Top Quote A look at the recent changes brought in by Ukraine in relation to chemical regulations for toy materials. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 06, 2021 - Ukraine has updated its ‘Technical Regulations on the Safety of Toys’ to align it more closely with the European Union’s Directive 2009/48/EC, often referred to as the Toy Safety Directive (TSD).

    Both the TSD and Ukraine’s ‘Technical Regulations on the Safety of Toys’ break toy materials down into three categories:

    • Category I – dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable (chalk, crayons, magic sand, oven-hardened PVC modelling compounds, etc.)
    • Category II – liquid or sticky toys (bubble solutions, finger paints, slimes, etc.)
    • Category III – scraped-off (ceramics, glass, metals and metal alloys, textiles, wood, polymers, etc.)

    On April 3, 2021, Ukraine published Resolution No. 282 of March 31, 2021, bringing closer alignment in relation to chemical requirements. Changes brought in by the resolution include:

    • Strengthening the migration of aluminum 2.5-fold for all three categories of toy materials:
    o Category I – 2,250 mg/kg
    o Category II – 560 mg/kg
    o Category III – 28,130 mg/kg
    • Strengthening the migration of chromium (VI) approximately 4-fold for category III toy materials – 0.053 mg/kg
    • Adding three levels of requirements for formaldehyde (migration, emission and content) in toys for children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth:
    o Migration in polymeric materials: no more than 1.5 mg/l
    o Emission in resin-bonded wood: no more than 0.1 ml/m³
    o Content in textile, leather and paper materials (each): no more than 30 mg/kg
    o Content in water-based toys: no more than 10 mg/kg

    The resolution also contains some editorial changes to improve clarity.

    Stakeholders should be aware the changes will come into effect on October 3, 2021.

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