Protecting children from unsafe toys and strengthening the Single Market – revision of the Toy Safety Directive

An initiative for the commission has been published to revise the toy Safety directive (Directive 2009/48/EC).

The Directive only empowers the Commission to set limit values for any chemicals in toys for children under 36 months and in toys intended to be taken in the mouth. The same hazardous chemicals may however also present a risk to older children in other toys. This initiative aims to protect children better against risks in toys, particularly from chemicals. It builds on work such as the chemicals strategy for sustainability, and on an evaluation of the current toy safety rules completed in 2020. At the same time, it aims to strengthen the Single Market for toys.

Public consultation is open until 25 May 2022.