Relevant for: Toys & children's products
On 20 October 2017, the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) published1 final opinion2 on the tolerable daily intake (TDI) of aluminium with regards to adapting the migration limits for aluminium in toys.
In the final opinion, the SCHEER recommends to update the TDI for aluminium from 0.75 to 0.3 mg/kg bodyweight/day based on the most recent data on the aluminium toxicity, including the exposure to aluminium from sources other than toys, and analyses on the acceptable levels established by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). With the new TDI, the corresponding migration limits for aluminium in toys were suggested as follows in table 1.
The SCHEER launched public consultation in July this year on the preliminary opinion3. There were total ten comments4 received from national authorities, international organisations and other stakeholders. The SCHEER concluded it’s not necessary to make change to the final opinion after consideration of these comments.
Table 1. Summary of current and proposed limits for aluminium in toys
| ||Migration Limits for aluminium (mg/kg)|
|Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC||Category I|
Dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy materials
Liquid or sticky toy materials
Scraped-off toy materials
|Proposed by SCHEER||2250||560||28130|