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A complete justification of the request has been sent by the German Federal Government with letter from the Office of its Permanent Representative, dated 2 March The following limits shall not be exceeded: In Januarythe German Federal Government requested the EC for the permission to retain the current national provisions for lead, arsenic, mercury, barium, antimony, bpsgv and nitrosatable substances in toys beyond 20 July when the new chemicals requirements under the Toy Safety Directive TSD would enter into force.

Point 13 of part III of Annex II to the Directive contains specific migration limits for several elements, including lead, arsenic, pgsgv, barium and antimony. Gpssgv the time of adoption of the Directive May Germany voted against its adoption for reasons including its view that the level of protection as regards the chemical requirements is inadequate.

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Furthermore, Article 4 requires that the notification of the national provisions be accompanied by a description of the grounds relating to one or more of the major needs referred to in Article 36 or to the protection of the environment or the working environment. By letter of 24 June the Commission informed the other Member States of the notification received from the German Federal Government.

The working group is expected to finalise its recommendations during the meeting of 31 Augustwhich then will be presented to Member States experts in October Moreover, Germany applied for an interim relief procedure so as to be able to continue applying the existing national limit values until a final decision has been taken by the General Court of the European Union. Take the next step How can we help you?

In the light of the foregoing, the Commission concludes that the application of Germany, completely notified to it on 2 Marchwith a view of obtaining approval for maintaining the values for lead, arsenic, mercury, barium and antimony, as well as for nitrosamines and nitrosatable substances, for use in toys intended for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth, is admissible. The German Federal Government provided several annexes containing detailed justification and scientific information in support of the notified national measures.

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This working group, made up of chemical experts from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Industry and Consumer organisations evaluates new scientific information and gives recommendations to Member States and the Commission on how to proceed with the amendment of certain chemical provisions contained in the Directive.

Hence, the Commission considers that it is justified to extend the 6-month period within which it has to approve or reject the national provisions for a further period expiring on 5 March In particular, health assessment from the BfR on lead, antimony, barium, arsenic and mercury, as well as on nitrosamines and nitrosatable substances, dating from Januarywas provided.

Germany continues to apply stricter chemical limits in toys

Done at Brussels, 4 August Germany continues to apply stricter chemical limits in toys. According to Article 54, Member States shall bring into force national provisions complying with this Glsgv by 20 Januaryand they shall apply them as from 20 July Therefore, as the national provisions the German Federal Government intends to maintain will not be repealed before 20 Julythe Commission concludes that the condition of absence of danger to health is met.

Tuilleadh roghanna cuardaigh uait? With a first letter of its Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology, received on 20 Januarythe German Federal Government requested the Commission, pursuant to Fpsgv 4 TFEU, the permission to retain the existing provisions provided in German law for the five elements: These provisions were adopted inin the context of the absence of specific EU provisions on nitrosamines and nitrosatable substances in toys. Article 4 and 6 TFEU provides: In the absence of a Decision by the Commission within this period the national provisions referred to in paragraphs 4 … shall be deemed to have been approved.

The application submitted by Germany contains an explanation of the reasons relating to the protection of the human health which, in the opinion of Germany, justify the maintenance of its national provisions. The Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety SCCS gpssgv currently evaluating the seriousness of the risk posed by the presence of nitrosamines and nitrosatable substances in balloons and cosmetic products. Pursuant to Article 6third subparagraph, TFEU, the period of 6 months referred to in its first subparagraph to approve or reject the national provisions concerning the five elements lead, arsenic, mercury, barium and antimony, as well as for nitrosamines and nitrosatable substancesnotified by Germany on 2 Gpdgvpursuant to Article 4is extended until 5 March The working group decided that further discussion is needed.


The working group discussed the current limit values for barium, and stated that no new scientific evidence was available; however different assessments by scientific organisations were taken. As there are no applicable EU provisions on nitrosamines and nitrosatable substances released from toys, Annex 4, point 1.

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 6 thereof.

The next meeting of the working group is foreseen on 31 August The German Consumer Goods Ordinance. Three different migration limits exist, related to the type of toy material: These recommendations bpsgv endorsed by the Commission and experts from Member States.

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A formal proposal is planned for adoption in the first half of They were adopted and entered into force in andtherefore before the adoption of that Directive.

The Commission started the preparatory work for this amendment and the preliminary impact assessment report will be presented for discussion during the next meeting with Member States experts in October The Commission confirmed receipt of the request with letters dated 24 February and 14 March and set the deadline for her reaction to 5 September in accordance with Article 6 TFEU.

In the light of the foregoing, the Commission considers that the application submitted by Germany with a view to obtaining authorisation to maintain its national provisions on the five elements: The directive foresees, in Article 46, the possibility to amend certain chemical-related provisions in order to ensure alignment on technical and scientific developments.

The Commission Decision pursuant to Article 6first subparagraph, should therefore await the outcome of the ongoing discussions and evaluations, in order to carefully assess all relevant current or future evidence and draw consequences as regards to the national measures. Amendment to acoustic requirements for toys is published and harmonised Recent California Proposition 65 reformulation requirements.

This decision is provisional and is valid until the General Court or the Court of Justice has rendered its final judgement.