Migration of nitrosamines from products CE-marked as toys
The purpose of this requirement is to limit the migration of nitrosamine / nitrosatable substances from toys. Nitrosamines are carcinogenic. When children suck or bite on products containing nitrosamines/nitrosable substances, these substances can be released from the material and absorbed by the body.
- Technical specification
- Products CE-marked as toys
For products CE-marked as toys containing rubber (elastomers), the migration for nitrosamines shall not exceed 0.01 mg/kg respective 0.1 mg/kg for nitrosatable substances.
Parts of rubber (elastomers) which are inaccessible to children or which make up less than five percent by weight of the product.
The supplier shall, upon request, be able to present any of for example the following:
- Valid license for any of for example the following labels:
- Nordic Swan Ecolabelling for toys, version 3.
- Technical documentation, for example an analysis report from an accredited laboratory that contains information verifying that the requirement is met. Analyzes can be performed according to current versions of the standard SS-EN 71–12 or equivalent standard.
- The supplier’s self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance verified by an accredited verification body, accredited.
If the requirement has been verified with a label, check that there is a valid license for the product in question. This can be checked: Nordic Swan Ecolabel
If the requirement has been verified with analysis reports, perform spot-checks on the analysis reports and check that the values are below the requirement limit value for each substance. Also check that the analyses were performed by an accredited laboratory.
Self-declaration verified by an accredited verification body
If a verified self-declaration is used to prove that the requirement is fulfilled, request the supplier’s self-declaration, including documentation showing that the requirement is met. The self-declaration shall be verified by a verification body accredited for the task in accordance with ISO / IEC 17029 or equivalent standard.
Information about the criterion
There are currently a limited number of accredited verification bodies for ISO/IEC 17029 (Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies) as it is a relatively new standard. This may change, especially if the demand for verifying compliance in this way increases. More information about the standard and accredited verification bodies can be found on Swedac's website.
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