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
Methyl heptine carbonate
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.
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