Turkey –Amendment to Toy Regulation Approved

Vol. 1126 | January 03, 2020

The Ministry of Trade of Turkey has approved an amendment to the Toy Safety Regulation under Official Journal No. 30988. The amendment aligns the requirements of chromium (VI), lead, bisphenol A and phenol with the equivalent requirements in EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.

The changes are summarized below:

  1. The migration of chromium (VI) and lead shall be amended as follows: (effective 24 December 2020)

    Element

    in dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material

    (mg/kg)

    in liquid or sticky toy material

    (mg/kg)

    in scraped-off toy material

    (mg/kg)

    Chromium (VI)

    0.02

    0.005

    0.053

    Lead

    2

    0.5

    23

  2. The migration limit of bisphenol A shall be lowered to 0.04 mg/l: (effective 24 December 2020)

    Substance

    CAS number

    Limit value

    Bisphenol A

    80-05-7

    0.04 mg/l (migration limit)

    (in accordance with the methods laid down in TS EN 71-10 and TS EN 71-11)

  3. Phenol requirements shall be added: (effective 24 December 2020)

    Substance

    CAS number

    Limit value

    Phenol

    108-95-2

    • 5 mg/l (migration limit) in polymeric materials in accordance with the methods laid down in TS EN 71-10 and TS EN 71-11.
    • 10 mg/kg (content limit) as a preservative in accordance with the methods laid down in TS EN 71-10 and TS EN 71-11.
  4. The word “aquatic toy” mentioned in the provisions for toys intended for children under 36 months or mouthable toys shall be amended to “aqueous toy,” which means a toy containing water, such as hobby paints, finger paints, glass paints, adhesives and soap bubbles.

For additional information please contact:

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

 

 

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