Enabling you to identify and mitigate the intrinsic risk in your operations, supply chains and business processes.
Evaluating how your products and services meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability and performance standards.
Validating the specifications, value and safety of your raw materials, products and assets.
The long awaited EN 71-3:2013 has been published in the UK by BSI; supporting the new chemical requirements of the EU Toys Safety Directive, which take effect from 20 July 2013. The main changes and issues are as follows:
The original 8 elements are retained (chromium, now being split as the two oxidation states above), along with another 9 different elements.
Under the previous version, only the adjusted analytical result was used to verify compliance. That is, for a toy material to be deemed non-compliant, the analytical result had to exceed the migration limit by such a considerable margin that it still exceeded the migration limit after subtraction of the analytical correction factor (which was 30 %, 50 % or 60 %, per each element).
The margin by which the analytical result could now "exceed" the migration limit before its deemed non-compliant will be drastically reduced. That is, assuming that a lab's measurement uncertainty is significantly lower than the former 30 % to 60 % analytical correction factor.
For details about Intertek's solutions to these new challenges and the broader implications when EN 71-3 is commonly applied to non-toy products too, please download our free White Paper: Understanding EN71-3 New Chemical Migration Limits in Toys and Childcare Items
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