SGS Publishes Summary of Amendment 1 to ISO 8124-3:2020 ‘Migration of Certain Elements’

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS looking at a recent amendment to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard ISO 8124-3:2020/Amd.1:2023 for toy safety.

ISO 8124-3:2020/Amd.1:2023 determines the migration of certain elements from toy materials and parts. These are:

– Antimony (Sb)
– Arsenic (As)
– Barium (Ba)
– Cadmium (Cd)
– Chromium (Cr)
– Lead (Pb)
– Mercury (Hg)
– Selenium (Se)
– Boron (B)

Among the changes brought in by the amended standard are a new definition for slime, an expansion in the number of toy categories and a new set of analytical corrections that includes boron.

SGS has issued SafeGuardS 046.23 to help stakeholders gain a better overview of the changes. It includes one table detailing the major changes and a second with the maximum acceptable migration limits for each element divided by toy category.

To learn more, Stakeholders are advised to review original SafeGuardS 046.23.

ISO 8124-3:2020/Amd.1:2023 ‘Safety of Toys – Part 3: Migration of certain elements – Amendment 1: Limits for boron and other elements in slime, and barium in modeling clay’ was issued in March 2023 and should be considered as effective immediately.

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.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full ISO Issues Amendment 1 to ISO 8124-3:2020 ‘Migration of Certain Elements’ SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
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