New aniline limits for toys

The EU Commission has adopted limits for aniline in toys intended for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth (COMMISSION DIRECTIVE (EU) 2021/903). This includes content limits after reductive cleavage in textilies, leather as well as finger paints. In addition, there is a limit for free aniline in finger paints.

These legal provisions trace back to an initiative of the Head of Office of the Consuer Council (F.Fiala) who drafted a position paper including respecive demands for the European Consumer Organisation ANEC in 2016. Even though these limits do not apply to all toys (which is regrettably not possible under the current Toy Safety Directive), their adoption can be regarded as a big success for the Consumer Council and the European consumer organisations. Die Directive of the Commission can be found here: The ANEC position paper can be found here:

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