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New CEN standard - European standards for toy safety: CEN published new EN 71-3 on migration of certain elements
New toy standard version: EN 71-1 and EN 71-3
Recently, Alpha Science Toys was informed that the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) recently released a new version of the following toy standards:
EN 71-1:2014 + A1:2018 - Toy safety - Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties. Available date June 27, 2018
EN 71-3:2013 + A3:2018 - Toy Safety - Part 3: Migration of certain elements. Available date is June 13, 2018. According to Council Directive (EU) 2017/738, the main change in the amend ment is the new lead migration restriction, which will enter into force in October 2018.
The following is a summary of the current and new limits for lead by category:
Toy safety is an important part of the area of CEN-CENELEC and it has high attention from the toy industry.
Because toys are an integral part of the children’s growth, hus there are many skin touch when children play toys. Therefore, oy safety has been noticed very early, and the standard of this has a long history.
The first standard of the filed of the toy is the EN 71-1 ‘Safety of toys - Mechanical and physical properties’ of European, which published in 1979, and even earlier than the formation of the toy market
With the promulgation of the first standard, the safety system standards of the toy industry have gradually been established.
With the emphasis on toy safety, the European Toy Safety Standard continues to evolve on the basis of Directive 2009/48/EC, also known as the ‘Toy Safety Directive’, which is the main reference file of the safety of toy industry.
The most recent addition to the EN 71 series is CEN standard EN 71-3 ‘Safety of toys - Part 3: Migration of certain elements’, which has been published on 10th April 2019 and now awaits citation in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).
This EN 71-3 standard focuses on the limit the risk of dangerous substances transferring from toys to the children. This standard gives the maximum amount limit of the migration of 19 kinds of chemical elements for the following categories of toy materials, which aims to minimize the exposure of children to certain potentially toxic elements:
Category I: Dry, brittle, powder like or pliable materials;
Category II: Liquid or sticky materials;
Category III: Scraped-off materials.
This implemented standard is a upgrade based on the version of 2013, but it innovates on it by providing new reliable methods for the determination of the elements’ migration. The new methods have been verified and recognized.
The main novelties introduced by the text of the standard are:
A new method for Cr(VI) having a quantification limit a factor of two lower than the lowest limit for Cr(VI) in the Toy Safety Directive;
A modified method for organic tin compounds with an increased extraction yield improving the detection limit and repeatability significantly;
Validated methods for filtration that improve the results and simplify filtration work in the laboratory;
The method for pH control ensures that the samples are always tested at the pH intended.
EN 71-3 was developed by CEN/TC 52 ‘Safety of Toys’,.
Alpha Science Toys as a professional trading and manufacturing science kit company have strict production standards based on the EN-71. The strict control of product quality and produce high-quality toy products for kids are the company's idea that always adhered. We Alpha science toys always aims to produce the non-toxic and most safe educational science kit toys for kids and give children the basic guidance of the exploration of the science world. We hope we can plant a little seed of science in each children's heart through our effort.