The United Kingdom notified WTO of a technical trade measure related to toys and cosmetics, with the notification number G/TBT/N/GBR/47. This notified Regulation Amends Part 3 of Schedule 2 to the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 to prohibit the use of specific allergenic fragrances in Toys. It also restricts the permitted levels of aluminum in toys and the use of aniline, and formaldehyde in toys intended for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth. These amendments shall enter into force from 15 October 2022.

The UK Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 implemented the requirements of Directive 2009/48/EC, to ensure a high level of toy safety but there will certainly be some differences between these two regulations.

Amendments to the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 are as follows:
Prohibited allergic fragrances
Name of Allergenic Fragrance CAS Number
Atranol (2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde)  526-37-4 
Chloroatranol (3-Chloro-2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde)  57074-21-2 
Methyl heptine carbonate 111-12-6 
The permitted level of aluminum in toys
Element  mg/kg in dry, brittle, powder-like, or pliable toy material  mg/kg in liquid or sticky toy material mg/kg in scraped-off toy material
Aluminium  2,250  560 28,130
Limit values for chemicals used in toys intended for use by children under 36 months 
Substance CAS No  Limit value
Aniline 62-53-3 30 mg/kg after reductive 
cleavage in textile and leather materials 
30 mg/kg after reductive 
cleavage in finger paints 
10 mg/kg as free aniline in 
finger paints 
Formaldehyde 50-00-0 Polymeric 1.5 mg/l (migration limit)
Resin-bonded wood 0.1
ml/m3 (emission limit) 
Textile 30 mg/kg
Leather 30 mg/kg
Paper 30 mg/kg
Water-based 10 mg/kg


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