South Korea – Restriction of Phthalates Under Safety Standard for Children’s Products Expanded

Vol. 1264 | August 05, 2021

On 19 July 2021, the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) published notice no. 2021-132 to amend the Standard for Common Safety Standard for Children’s Products in order to strengthen the requirement for phthalates in children’s products. As defined in the Common Safety Standard, ‘children’s products’ refers to products that are used by children 13 years of age and under, excluding medicine, medical devices, cosmetics, food utensils, containers and packaging, amusement facilities/ equipment as well as consumer chemical products subject to safety verification. It does not apply to inaccessible components of a children’s product.

This amendment shall be effective from 1 Jan 2022. The details are as follows:

DIBP has been added to the phthalate plasticizer requirement, expanding the number of phthalates in the requirement from 6 to 7.

Items

Phthalates

CAS No.

Limit

1

DEHP

117-81-7,

Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

≤0.1% (Sum)

2

DBP

84-74-2,

Dibutyl phthalate

3

BBP

85-68-7,

Benzyl butyl phthalate

4

DINP

28553-12-0/ 68515-48-0,

Diisononyl phthalate

5

DIDP

26761-40-0/ 68515-49-1,

Diisodecyl phthalate

6

DnOP

117-84-0,

Di-n-octyl phthalate

7

DIBP

84-69-5,

Diisobutyl phthalate

The phthalates requirements in the regulation apply to all plastic or plasticized materials used in children’s products, including coatings on textiles or leather.

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