European Commission published a revised Toy Safety Directive (EU) 2018/725 related to adopt lower limit value for chromium VI in category III (scraped-off toy material) and the amendment will come to effective on 18 November 2019.

The following table is the summary of the amendment parts:

 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 
Previous Cr(VI) limit 0.02 0.005 0.2 
Revised Cr(VI) limit 0.02 0.005 0.053 


The European Committee for Standardization is also reviewing the EN71-3 test method to improve the detection of chromium VI and expected to be available soon.