Ukraine Further Aligns Toy Safety Regulations with the EU

Ukraine has updated its ‘Technical
Regulations on the Safety of Toys’ to align it more closely with the European
Union’s Directive 2009/48/EC, often referred to as the Toy Safety Directive (TSD).

Both the TSD and Ukraine’s ‘Technical Regulations on
the Safety of Toys’ break toy materials down into three categories:

  • Category I – dry,
    brittle, powder-like or pliable (chalk, crayons, magic sand, oven-hardened PVC
    modelling compounds, etc.)
  • Category II – liquid
    or sticky toys (bubble solutions, finger paints, slimes, etc.)
  • Category III –
    scraped-off (ceramics, glass, metals and metal alloys, textiles, wood, polymers,

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On April 3, 2021, Ukraine published Resolution No. 282
of March 31, 2021, bringing closer alignment in relation to chemical
requirements. Changes brought in by the resolution include:

  • Strengthening the
    migration of aluminum 2.5-fold for all three categories of toy materials:

    1. Category I – 2,250 mg/kg
    2. Category II – 560 mg/kg
    3. Category III – 28,130 mg/kg
  • Strengthening the
    migration of chromium (VI) approximately 4-fold for category III toy materials –
    0.053 mg/kg
  • Adding three levels
    of requirements for formaldehyde (migration, emission and content) in toys for
    children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth:

    1. Migration
      in polymeric materials: no more than 1.5 mg/l
    2. Emission
      in resin-bonded wood: no more than 0.1 ml/m³
    3. Content
      in textile, leather and paper materials (each): no more than 30 mg/kg
    4. Content
      in water-based toys: no more than 10 mg/kg

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The resolution also contains some editorial changes to
improve clarity.

Stakeholders should be aware the changes will come
into effect on October 3, 2021.

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