Egypt's Organization for Standards and Quality is planning to update the migration limits restrictions for 19 substances of toy standards. The standard covers toys that may be placed in a children's mouth, including items for use close to or inside the mouth, such as cosmetics, writing implements classified as toys, and all toys for children under 6-years-old. If approved, this draft will replace the current standard, which has been used since 2013.

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The proposed legislation complies with European and ISO standards, but sets even lower migration limits for barium, cadmium and lead than those in the EU's toy safety Directive.

  1. Toys are divided into three categories in the draft:
  2. Solid colouring instruments, such as crayons or chalk, as well as malleable or shaping materials, such as mouldable clay;
  3. Liquid paints or liquid ink in pens, as well as glue sticks;
  4. Toys made from other materials, including paper or cardboard, polymers, textiles and wood, glass and metals, as well as coatings.

The limits for each type are as follows:


Element name

Type 1 (mg/kg)

Type 2 (mg/kg)

Type 3 (mg/kg)

Aluminium

5625

1406

70000

Antimony

45

11.3

560

Arsenic

3.8

0.9

47

Barium

1500

375

18750

Boron

1200

300

15000

Cadmium

1.3

0.3

17

Trivalent chromium

37.5

9.4

460

Hexavalent chromium

0.02

0.005

0.2

Cobalt

10.5

2.6

130

Copper

622.5

156

7700

Lead

2.0

0.5

23

Manganese

1200

300

15000

Mercury

7.5

1.9

94

Nickel

75

18.8

930

Selenium

37.5

9.4

460

Strontium

4500

1,125

56000

Tin

15000

3,750

180000

Organic tin

0.9

0.2

12

Zinc

3750

938

46000

C&K Testing reminds enterprises to pay attention to the revision of toys safety standards to prevent the subsequent risk.



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