Back to 27 March 2017, we reported earlier that the Council of the European Union adopted an amendment1to lower migration limits of lead in toys under Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC (TSD). A month later, the official amendment (Directive (EU) 2017/738)2 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on 27 April 2017 and will be effective from 28 October 2018. The comparison of current and new limits can be found in Table 1 below.
Table 1. Summary of current and new lead limits in toys.
Migration Limits of lead (mg/kg)
Category 1 Dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy materials