On 1 Apr. 2017, Turkey Ministry of Custom released Gazette No. 30025 to amend Turkish toy regulation in the interest of clarity, and also include 9 restrictions for toys.

It is noted that the new toy regulation published in Oct. 2016 aligns with EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.

The amendments to Turkish toy safety are as below:

1。 Expands the scope of nickel exemption

Substance

Category

Permitted use

Nickel

CMR2

 In toys or toy components made of stainless steel

 In toy components which are intended to conduct an electric current

2 Includes 9 restrictions for toys which are intended for children under 36 months and in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth:

SN

Substance

CAS NO

Limit Value

Date of Applicability

Remarks

1

TCEP

115-96-8

5 mg/kg (content limit)

04/04/2017

In line with (EU) 2014/79/EU

2

TCPP

13674-84-5

5 mg/kg (content limit)

04/04/2017

3

TDCP

13674-87-8

5 mg/kg (content limit)

04/04/2017

4

Bisphenol A

80-05-7

0.1 mg/L (migration limit)

04/04/2017

TS EN 71-10, TS EN 71-11
In line with (EU) 2014/81/EU

5

* Formamide

75-12-7

20 μg/m3 (emission limit) after a maximum of 28 days from commencement of the emission testing of foam toy materials containing more than 200 mg/kg (cut-off limit based on content)

24/05/2017

Foam toy materials
In line with (EU) 2015/2115

6

*1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one (BIT)

2634-33-5

5 mg/kg (content limit)

24/05/2017

Aqueous toy materials
TS EN 71-10
TS EN 71-11
In line with (EU) 2015/2116

7

*reaction mass of: 5-chloro-2- methyl-4-isothiazolin- 3-one [EC no. 247-500-7] and 2-methyl-2H -isothiazol-3-one [EC no. 220-239-6] (3:1)

55965-84-9

1 mg/kg (content limit)

24/05/2017

Aqueous toy materials
In line with (EU) 2015/2117

8

* 5-Chloro-2-methyl-isothiazolin-3(2H)-one (CMI)

26172-55-4

0,75 mg/kg (content limit)

24/05/2017

9

* 2-methylisothiazolin-3(2H)-one (MI)

2682-20-4

0,25 mg/kg (content limit)

24/05/2017

The four restrictions (TCEP, TCPP, TDCP and BPA) come into operation since 21 December 2015. In Turkish toy regulation, the four restrictions become applicable from 4 April 2017. The applicability date of other five restrictions in the list aligns with that of the EU Safety Directive.

C&K Testing advises businesses take heed to Turkish regulation and check product conformity to avoid trade barriers。 


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