Denmark Proposes Expansion to Allergenic Fragrance Rules for Toys

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is reminding toy manufacturers that Denmark has announced a draft executive order to update its rules regarding toys.

Toys safety is regulated in Denmark under Executive Order No. 1800 of December 3, 2020. This implements Directive 2009/48/EC, the so-called European Union (EU) Toy Safety Directive (TSD), including amendments in:

  • Directive (EU) 2019/1922 – strengthening limits for aluminum migration
  • Directive (EU) 2019/1929 – formaldehyde restrictions in toys intended for children under 36 months of age and toys intended to be placed in the mouth

It regulates 66 allergenic fragrances in toys, under Point 11 of Part III in Annex.

  • Prohibited list – 55 allergenic fragrances are prohibited but their presence is allowed provided these are technically unavoidable under good manufacturing practice (GMP)and each fragrance is no more than 100 mg/kg
  • Labeling list – 11 allergenic fragrances must be listed on the toy, an affixed label, the packaging or in an accompanying leaflet, if their concentrations are greater than 100 mg/kg

The draft executive order, circulated by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in February 2022, transposes two Directives – (EU) 2020/2088 and (EU) 2020/2089 – into Denmark’s national law on toy safety.

If adopted, it will repeal Executive Order No. 1800 and make two important changes to the requirements governing allergenic fragrances:

  • Prohibited list – expand the number of entries to 58
  • Labeling list – add 61 new entries

Stakeholders should be aware of the following dates in the draft document:

  • June 1, 2022 – adoption
  • July 1, 2022 – comes into force
  • July 5, 2022 – new allergenic fragrance requirements come into force

SGS Toy & Juvenile Product Services

SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that products comply with relevant standards for childcare articles and children’s equipment. They provide consulting, training, product development, testing, audit and inspection services to ensure that products comply with strict regulations worldwide, demonstrating the safety and quality of juvenile products being brought to the market. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang

Global Information and Innovation Manager

Tel: (+852) 2774 7420



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