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PUBLICATION OF THE NEW EN 71-3:2019 ON MIGRATION OF CERTAIN ELEMENTS IN TOYS

by Beatriz Domenech
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On 14 April 2021, the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) published Toy Safety Standard EN 71-3: 2019 + A1: 2021: Migration of certain elements. All CEN members must adopt and publish their own national standard by 31 October 2021.

– The main change from one version to the other is the adaptation to the new legal migration limits for aluminium in all three categories.

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

2250 mg/kg

560 mg/kg 

28130 mg/kg

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– In addition, the new version also incorporates the following changes:

  1. Mention that it is up to the user to decide whether their toy is included in the scope of any of the parts of the EN 71 series.
  2. Mention that the following technical reports have been published in relation to the EN 71 series.

 – CEN/TR 15071 ‘Safety of toys – National translations of warnings and instructions for use in EN 71 series’.

  – CEN/TR 15371 Parts 1 and 2 ‘Safety of toys – Interpretations’.

  – CEN/TR 16918 ‘Safety of toys – Children’s mouthing behaviour in contact with toys’.

  – CEN ISO/TR 8124-8 ‘Safety of toys – Age determination guidelines’.

The current version EN 71-3: 2019, which was harmonised in October 2019, continues to provide a presumption of conformity with the EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC until the new version is published in the Official Journal of the European Union. (OJEU).

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