Vol. 1251 | 15 Jun 2021

The European Commission has issued Commission Directive (EU) 2021/903 to approve the amendment regarding specific limit values for aniline in certain toys to Toy Directive 2009/48/EC.

New requirements on aniline are added in Appendix C to Annex II, as follows:



Limit value



  • 30 mg/kg after reductive cleavage in textile toy material and leather toy material
  • 10 mg/kg as free aniline in finger paints
  • 30 mg/kg after reductive cleavage in finger paints

The new requirements will be applied by Member States from 5 December 2022.

Note: Appendix C of Annex II defines specific limit values for chemicals used in toys intended for use by children under 36 months, or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth.

For more information, please contact:

Carl Tso
852 3760 6364


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