Toys (ICS 97.200.50)
Safety of toys - Compulsory chemical requirements (7 page(s), in English)
This draft standard establishes compulsory requirements for the following elements and chemicals including: antimony, arsenic, barium, boron, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, phthalates and selenium contained within new, used, seconds, reconditioned and refurbished toys. It also includes labelling requirements for all toys.
The proposed requirements apply to the following toys, components of toys and toy materials:
· all intended food and oral contact toys, cosmetics toys and writing instruments categorized as toys irrespective of any age grading or recommended age labelling;
· all toys intended for or suitable for children up to seventy-two months of age;
· accessible coatings, irrespective of any age grading or recommended age labelling; and
· accessible liquids, pastes, gels (e.g. liquid paints and modelling compounds), irrespective of any age, grading or recommended age labelling.
This draft standard does not apply to packaging materials unless they are intended to be kept e.g. boxes, containers or unless they form part of the toy or have intended play value.