RS ISO 8124-3: 2020
Safety of toys — Part 3: Migration of certain elements


1.1 This document specifies maximum acceptable levels and methods of sampling, extraction and
determination for the migration of the elements antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead,
mercury and selenium from toy materials and from parts of toys.
1.2 Maximum acceptable levels are specified for the migration of the elements listed in 1.1 from the
following toy materials:
— coatings of paints, varnishes, lacquers, printing inks, polymers and similar coatings (see 9.1);
— polymeric and similar material, including laminates, whether textile-reinforced or not, but excluding
other textiles and non-woven textiles (see 9.2);
— paper and paperboard (see 9.3);
— natural, artificial or synthetic textiles (see 9.4);
— glass/ceramic/metallic materials, excepting lead solder when used for electrical connections
(see 9.5);
— other materials, whether mass-coloured or not (e.g. wood, fibreboard, hardboard, bone and leather)
(see 9.6);
— materials intended to leave a trace (e.g. the graphite materials in pencils and liquid ink in pens)
(see 9.7);
— pliable modelling materials, including modelling clays and gels (see 9.8);
— paints to be used as such in the toy, including finger paints, varnishes, lacquers, glazing powders and
similar material in solid or liquid form (see 9.9).
1.3 The requirements in this document apply to the following toys and toy components of toys and toy
materials (see D.2.1):
— all intended food and oral contact toys, cosmetic toys and writing instruments categorized as toys,
irrespective of any age grading or recommended age labelling;
— all toys intended for or suitable for children under 72 months of age;
— accessible coatings, irrespective of any age grading or recommended age labelling;

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RS ISO 8124-3: 2020ADOPTED ISO STANDARDSChemical technology37Third Edition
Dec 2021
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