Denmark’s Ministry of the Environment and Food has published an order restricting phthalates to no more than 0.05% in toys and childcare articles, as used by children aged 0-3 years.
Order No. 947 of 20/06/2020 covers toys and childcare articles that fall under the following definitions:
It applies to phthalates that are esters of o-phthalic acid.
Exemptions to this order include phthalates and products that fall under the following:
Denmark previously published Order No. 855 of 05/09/2009 that restricted phthalates to no more than 0.5% in toys and childcare articles for children aged 0-3 but did not cover six phthalates that were regulated under Community legislation. These phthalates were:
The European Union (EU) then published Regulation (EU) 2018/2005 to replace entry 51 to Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 ‘Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (Annex XVII of REACH). This contained provisions relating, inter alia, to restrictions on BBP, DBP, DEHP and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) in toys and childcare articles. Toys and childcare articles must now comply with these requirements (since July 7, 2020).
Order No. 947 of 20/06/2020 became effective on July 1, 2020 and Order No. 855 of 05/09/2009 has been repealed.
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