Ukraine Seeks Closer Alignment with EU Toy Safety Regulations

Ukraine has
published a draft resolution that, if accepted, will bring its toy safety
legislation into closer alignment with the European Union’s Directive
2009/48/EC, the so-called European Toy Safety Directive (TSD).

The draft
resolution – Draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine On
Amendments to the Technical Regulations for Toy Safety – was published by the
Ukrainian Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and
Agriculture on September 15, 2020. Among several important changes, it aims to:

  • Strengthen the migration of aluminum 2.5-fold for all
    three categories of toy materials. The proposed migration limits are:

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

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      • Formaldehyde migration in
        polymeric materials – no more than 1.5 mg/l
      • Formaldehyde emission in
        resin-bonded wood – no more than 0.1 ml/m³
      • Formaldehyde content in
        each of textile, leather and paper materials – no more than 30 mg/kg
      • Formaldehyde content in
        water-based toys – no more than 10 mg/kg

The three
categories of toy material are:

  • Category I – dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable
    (e.g. chalk, bouncing putties, crayons, plasticine)
  • Category II – liquid or sticky toys (e.g. bubble
    solutions, finger paints, slimes)
  • Category III – scraped-off (e.g. ceramics, textiles,
    wood, bone, leather, polymers, elastomers)

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Ukraine originally
approved its ‘
Regulations on the Safety of Toys’ in 2018. If accepted, the draft proposal
will come into effect six months after it is published in Ukraine’s Official Journal.

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