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European Union Issues New Amendments in Directive Regulating Safety of Toys



The European Commission issued Commission Directive (EU) 2020/2089 on December 11, 2020. This Directive amends Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards to the prohibition of allergenic fragrances in toys.


Initially, 55 forbidden allergenic fragrances are listed in the Toy Safety Directive. The Directive 2020/2089 adds 3 more chemicals:


  • (56) Atranol (2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde)

  • (57) Chloroatranol (3-Chloro-2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde)

  • (58) Methyl heptine carbonate


The EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) made a research and noted that nowadays many types of consumer products contain fragrance chemicals, in particular, children’s toys. That is why the list of prohibited fragrance chemicals appears to protect children from allergies that can be caused by this substances used in toys.


This new Directive became effective from January 5, 2021. However, EU member states should adopt these amendments by July 4, 2022 and start to use the provisions of the new Directive from July 5, 2022.


EU Directive 2020/2089 you can find here.



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