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EN 71-3 Migration of Certain Elements

AnchorCert Analytical carries out tests to determine compliance with BS EN 71-3: 2013, the recognized standard prescribed by the Toy Safety Directive. It restricts the amount of lead released (as opposed to the lead content) AND it also identifies eighteen additional other toxic elements which can be even more harmful than lead.

The reason for analysing all of these potentially toxic elements is to allow for lead being substituted with other elements for example, cadmium which is more toxic than lead but cheaper. Many instances of this have been reported in the USA where lead is limited.

EN71-3: 2013 entered into force July 2013, replacing EN71-3:1995. The new standard restricts the use of 19 elements as opposed to 8. 

AnchorCert Analytical is UKAS accredited to carry out EN71-3 testing in our onsite fully equipped state of the art laboratory here in Birmingham.

The turnaround time for this service is within 5 working days.

 

EN71-3: Leachable limits must not exceed -

Element

 EN71-3: 2013 Limits

EN71-3: 1995 Limits

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

Any toy materials excluding modelling clay

Modelling clay

Aluminium

5625

1406

70000

-

-

Antimony

45

11.3

560

60

60

Arsenic

3.8

0.9

47

25

25

Barium

1500

375

18750

1000

250

Boron

1200

300

15000

-

-

Cadmium

1.3

0.3

17

75

50

Chromium (III)

37.5

9.4

460

60

25

Chromium (VI)

0.02

0.005

0.2

 

 

Cobalt

10.5

2.6

130

-

-

Copper

622.5

156

7700

-

-

Lead

13.5

3.4

160

90

90

Manganese

1200

300

15000

-

-

Mercury

7.5

1.9

94

60

25

Nickel

75

18.8

930

-

-

Selenium

37.5

9.4

460

500

500

Strontium

4500

1125

56000

-

-

Tin

15000

3750

180000

-

-

Organic Tin

0.9

0.2

12

-

-

Zinc

3750

938

46000

-

 -

 

 

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