European Committee for Standardization publishes toy safety standards (EN 71-12: 2016)
The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has issued a toy safety standard related to nitrosamines and nitroso substances (EN 71-12:2016)…… [Chinese and foreign toy network March 24, 2017 news] European Committee for Standardization (CEN) Issued toy safety standards (EN 71-12:2016) related to nitrosamines and nitroso substances. The contradictory national standards will be abolished before June 2017. In December 2016, CEN released a new standard related to nitrosamines and nitroso substances in toys  EN 71-12:2016. This standard is a commercial standard and can be obtained from national standards organizations such as the British Standards Institute (BSI). EN 71-12:2016 contains a number of important background, editorial changes and technical changes: - to maintain the same definition of 'finger paint' in en71-7:2014 (finger paint-requirements and test methods) - use ISO 472:2013 ( For ease of explanation, the revised definition of 'elastomer' in 'Plastic Glossary' hereinafter; -Porous graphitized carbon (PGC) reversed phase (C18) high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is added as an analysis item; -Provides a new extraction process for toys and their parts (excluding ****); - Proposes additional devices for multi-reaction monitoring technology for quantification and identification. The main obvious change in the 2016 version of the standard is that toys are divided into four categories, and the limits of nitrosamine and nitroso substances in elastomers are proposed (see Table 1), which strictly restricts toys and intentions suitable for children under 36 months Or it may be required for elastomers in toys that are put in the mouth. This regulation is more stringent than the requirements in the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC (TSD ), but it is the same as the regulations on nitrosamines and nitroso substances in the German Federal Law . It should be noted that this standard is still different from the German regulations that are made of natural rubber or synthetic rubber and are suitable for children's toys under 36 months and the duration of the migration process of toys that are intended or may be put in the mouth. The duration specified in the standard is 24 hours, while the duration specified in EN 71-12:2016 is 240 ± 5 minutes, and the duration specified in EN 71-12:2013 is 240 ± 3 minutes. According to the provisions of EN 71-12:2016, the standard should state the status of the national standard before June 2017, and withdraw the conflicting standard. It is expected that TSD will coordinate the standard after it is officially accepted by the European Commission (EC) and published in the official journal of the European Union. Table 1 summarizes the main content of finger paint and elastomer requirements in the 2016 and 2013 editions of EN 71-12: With our global network, SGS can provide comprehensive consulting and testing services (physical/mechanical, chemical, flammability) , Electrical safety, etc.), including international product safety and regulatory standards for various toys. Our laboratory has been recognized by major international industry associations, appraisal institutions and agencies. With the world's largest toy expert network and testing institutions (including 3 EU accredited institutions and about 40 CPSC-accredited testing laboratories), SGS is your trusted partner. For more information, please feel free to contact us.>Information provided: SGS Shenzhen Branch (SGS) Contact: Toys and Infant Products Service Shenzhen Tel: +86 (0)755 2532 8315 Qingdao Tel: +86 (0)532 6899 9188 Please pay attention Official WeChat: SGS toy and infant product testing service for more information.