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REACH

Restrictions

Entry 51 and 52 of Annex XVII to REACH - Phthalates in toys and childcare articles

What is the interpretation of the concept "which can be placed on the mouth" as laid down in the entry 52, concerning toys and childcare articles?

Guideline on the interpretation of the concept "which can be placed in the mouth" as laid down in the entry 52 of Annex XVII to REACH Regulation 1907/2006.

This guideline aims at providing some criteria and examples to help identify those toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth by children. The guideline lists the main criteria of "size dimension" and "accessible parts" (according to the EN 71-European Standard on the safety of toys) which would therefore facilitate the judgement - on a case by case – whether a toy or childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.  The guideline also provides pictures as examples in order to better indicate which toys and childcare articles or parts of them can be taken into the mouth.  

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