New legal requirements for toys in Germany

Bei der Wahl von Produkten zur Oberflächenbeschichtung von Spielwaren muss zum einen der Schutz von Oberflächen, vor allem aber auch eine gesundheitliche Unbedenklichkeit der Beschichtung gewährleistet sein. Denn wenn Kinder diese Produkte benutzen oder damit spielen, geht schnell mal was von der Hand in den Mund. Lackierte Oberflächen von Spielzeug oder Spielgeräten sollten deshalb gesundheitlich ganz ohne Risiko sein.

When choosing the right coating for children’s toys the protection of the surface is an important factor, but also the products harmlessness for kids is an important factor.

So the two products PIGROL Acryl-Buntlack and PIGROL Schweden WAXX were tested by the TÜV Rheinland if the meet the requirements of the new German toy regulation Deutschland/EU 06/2014 according EN 71 Teil 3 (toy regulation, valid since 07/2013). This European standard DIN EN 71-3 sets for example limits to the bioavailability of certain soluble elements in children's toys - such as antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury and selenium. The test had to be performed on dried paint coats because many coatings release substances to the environment even after the drying process. Where children thus come into contact, only products which comply with the DIN standards, so also demonstrably free of heavy metals, should be used.

The test results: Both products, PIGROL Acryl-Buntlack and PIGROL Schweden WAXX, also meet the new legal requirements for toys and are therefore suitable for coating of toys and play equipment.

 

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New legal requirements for toys in Germany

Both products, PIGROL Acryl-Buntlack and PIGROL Schweden WAXX, also meet the new legal requirements for toys and are therefore suitable for coating of toys and play equipment. ... [read more]

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