Toy Safety Directive - Substances Restricted in Toys

EU. Substances Restricted in Toys, Directive 2009/48/EC, OJ L 170/1, 30 June 2009, last amended by Directive (EU) 2021/903, 4 June 2021

This list contains substances whose use in toys is restricted in the European Union in accordance with points 8 and 13, Part III, and Appendices A and C of Annex II (Particular Safety Requirements) to Directive 2009/48/EC on toy safety. List entries include substance name, CAS number, limit values for certain product types and, where applicable, notes on restrictions.

Cobalt and its compounds

EC / List no: - CAS no: -
Application Name
Dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material
Expressed As
as Cobalt
Banned if exceeded the migration limit (without prejudice to points 3, 4 and 5, Part III, Annex II)
10.5 mg/kg
Point 13, Part III, Annex II

These limit values shall not apply to toys or components of toys which, due to their accessibility, function, volume or mass, clearly exclude any hazard due to sucking, licking, swallowing or prolonged contact with skin when used as specified in the first subparagraph of Article 10(2)

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Name EC / List no. CAS no. Association
Cobalt 231-158-0 7440-48-4 Expert judgement (ECHA)
Cobalt and inorganic cobalt compounds - - Expert judgement (ECHA)