EU Proposes Expansion to Regulation of Allergenic Fragrances in Toys

In March 2020, the World Trade Organization (WTO) circulated
the news that the European Union (EU) intended to revise the two lists of
allergenic fragrances falling under Point 11 in Part III of Annex II under Directive
2009/48/EC, the so-called Toy Safety Directive (TSD).

Under this legislation, 66 allergenic fragrances are regulated,
of which:

  • Prohibited list – 55 are prohibited (the manufacturer should not intentionally use them) but their presence is allowed subject to:
    1. Being technically unavoidable under good manufacturing practice (GMP), and
    2. Each fragrance is no more than 100 mg/kg
  • Labeling List – 11 allergenic fragrances require their names to be listed on the toy (affixed label, packaging or accompanying leaflet) if their
    concentrations are greater than 100 mg/kg

Under the notifications circulated by the WTO, if
adopted, the proposals will:

  • Delete methyl heptine carbonate (entry 10) from the Labeling List
  • Add the following substances to the Prohibited List (bringing the total number to 58):
    1. Atranol (CAS 526-37-4)
    2. Chloroatronol (CAS 57074-21-2)
    3. Methyl heptine carbonate (CAS 111-12-6)
  • The Labeling List will also be revised to include:
    1. Two enantiomers to citronella (CAS 1117-61-9 and 7540-51-4)
    2. 61 new entries, some containing more than one CAS

In total, the Labeling List will then include 71

The WTO circulated the news in two notifications:

  1. G/TBT/N/EU/705 of March 17, 2020 under WTO document number 20-2079
  2. G/TBT/N/EU/706 of March 17, 2020 under WTO document
    number 20-2088

According to these notifications, these proposals
should be adopted in Q4 of 2020, with and entry into force date in Q2 of 2022.

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