Denmark Issues New Order on Restriction of Phthalates in Toys and Toddler Products
The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark issued Order No. 947 “On restriction of Phthalates in toys and toddler products” dated by June 20, 2020.
According to this Order, it is forbidden to use phthalates in manufacturing of toys and products for toddlers or parts thereof with concentration of phthalates above 0.05% expressed in mass as well as to import or sell toys and children products or parts thereof containing phthalates in concentrations above 0.05% by mass.
The Ministry describes the definition of toys and toddler products in the Order. It defines a toy as a product that is exclusively or partially designed or intended to be used by children from 0 to 36 months old for playing. To a toddler article belongs any product that is normally expected to be put in the mouth of children 0-3 years old.
This Order came into force on July 1, 2020.
Please note that the provisions of the Order are limited only to toys for toddlers. And you should remember that there are other documents that regulate the use of the phthalates with regards to safety requirements for other categories of toys or things that are intended to come into contact with food.
The text of the Order you can find here.
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