EU – Amendment to Allergenic Fragrance Requirements under Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC Approved

Vol. 1207 | December 17, 2020

The European Commission has published Directives (EU) 2020/2088 and 2020/2089 to amend Annex II to the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, regarding allergenic fragrances in toys. Member States shall apply the amendments from 5 July 2022.

Below is the summary of the new requirements:

Amendments to the list of allergenic fragrances which require labelling

The Commission will amend the list of allergenic fragrances which require labelling by adding 61 substances and adding 2 CAS numbers to Citronellol (1117-61-9 and 7540-51-4). The name of a listed allergenic fragrance shall be stated if the fragrance is added to a toy or its component at a concentration exceeding 100 mg/kg.

Prohibition of 3 allergenic fragrances

The following 3 allergenic fragrances will be banned:

Name of allergenic fragrance

CAS number

Atranol (2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde)

526-37-4

Chloroatranol (3-Chloro-2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde)

57074-21-2

Methyl heptine carbonate

111-12-6

The above ban will not apply to traces of the fragrances which are technically unavoidable under good manufacturing practice and which do not exceed 100 mg/kg.

As methyl heptine carbonate will become a prohibited fragrance, it will be removed from the list of allergenic fragrances which require labelling from 5 July 2022.

For additional information please contact:

Laureen Leung
laureen.leung@intertek.com 
+852 3760 6361

 

 

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