Creative materials

When procuring creative materials, the criteria for toys and creative materials should be used together, since you cannot know in advance if the supplier will offer products CE marked as toys or not. The supplier then applies either the requirement for a toy or the corresponding requirement for creative materials, depending on which product is offered. Examples of product types that are available both as CE-marked toys and as non-CE-marked creative materials, depending on whether they are intended for artistic use or not, are color pencils, felt-tip pens, crayons, and color tubes. It is the supplier/manufacturer who chooses whether a product is a toy and thus shall be CE marked. Creative materials that are not CE marked as toys have not been tested in accordance with the requirements of the Toys Directive.


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Creative materials
Preservatives in water-based creative materialCoreTechnical specification
Formaldehyde in textile creative materialCoreTechnical specification
Coloring agents and pigments in creative materialCoreTechnical specification
Coloring agents and pigments in creative materialAdvancedTechnical specification
Substances of Very High Concern (Candidate List) in creative materialCoreSpecial contract terms
Plasticizers in plastic creative materialCoreTechnical specification
Chlorine-free plastic in creative materialCoreAward criteria
Fragrances in creative materialCoreTechnical specification
Biocides (antimicrobial function) in creative materialCoreTechnical specification
Design for recycling plastic packagingCoreTechnical specification
Systematic work with accessibility and universal designAdvancedSpecial contract terms
Quality assurance proceduresCoreQualification requirement
Requirements under the ILO core conventionsCoreSpecial contract terms
Sustainable supply chainsAdvancedSpecial contract terms