Ukraine Revises Toy Safety Regs to Align with the EU

The war in Ukraine goes on. But the process of governing in that country continues apace, as evidenced by a recent action to amend Ukraine’s toy safety regulations.

According to a news item recently posted on the website of SGS, the Ukraine government issued Resolution No 557. The Resolution revises Annex 2 of that country’s Technical Regulations on the Safety of Toys to better align its regulations with those detailed in the European Union’s (EU’s) Directive 2009/48/EC, which addresses toy safety.

Most notable among the changes detailed in the revision is the restriction on the use of aniline in toys that are intended for use by children under 36 months of age, and in other toys that are intended to be placed in the mouth. In addition, the revision incorporates the allergenic fragrance limits set forth in the Directives (EU) 2020/2088 and (EU) 2020/2089, adding atranol, chloroatranol, and methyl heptane carbonate to Table 1 in Annex 2, and adding 61 additional fragrances to Table 1 in the Annex.

The changes to Ukraine’s Technical Regulations on the Safety of Toys will enter into force on November 14, 2022.

Read the text of the SGS news item.

Read the text of the Resolution (in Ukrainian).

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