Allergenic Fragrance Requirements Strengthened in EU Toy Safety Directive

On December 15, 2020, the European Union (EU) published two
directives to revise the two lists regulating the presence of allergenic fragrances
in toys. The provisions in the directives will strengthen EU requirements on
allergenic fragrances under Directive 2009/48/EC, the Toy Safety Directive

The two directives – (EU) 2020/2088 and (EU) 2020/2089 – update
the lists under Point 11 of Part III in Annex II of the TSD. These lists are:

  • ‘Prohibited List’ – contains 55 allergenic fragrances. Their
    presence is allowed if it is technically unavoidable under good manufacturing
    practice (GMP) and each fragrance is no more than 100 mg/kg. These substances
    should not be used intentionally
  • ‘Labeling List’ – contains 11 allergenic fragrances. These require
    their name to be listed on the toy, on an affixed label, on the packaging, or
    in the accompanying leaflet if their concentrations are greater than 100 mg/kg

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The changes brought in by the two
directives are:

Directive (EU) 2020/2089:

  • Deletes
    methyl heptine carbonate (CAS 111-12-6, entry 10) from the

    Labeling List’
  • Three allergenic fragrances added to the ‘Prohibited List’:
    1. Atranol (CAS 526-37-4)
    2. Chloroatranol (CAS 57074-21-2)
    3. Methyl heptane carbonate (CAS 111-12-6)

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Directive (EU) 2020/2088:

  • Two additional enantiomers (CAS 1117-61-9 and 7540-51-4) added to
    citronellol under Entry 4 of the ‘Labeling List’
  • 61 new entries added to the ‘Labeling List’ – some of which
    contain more than one CAS number

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Following these changes, the ‘Prohibited List’ now contains 58 fragrances
and the ‘Labeling List’ now contains 71 entries.

Member States are required to transpose these provisions into
their national laws by July 4, 2022, with the provisions becoming effective on
July 5, 2022.

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