The revision of the Mandatory Standard SI 562 part 3 was published in the Israel Official Gazette Section of Government Notice no. 10401 “ISO 8124-3:2020 Safety of toys — Part 3: Migration of certain elements “on 17 November 2022 and entered into force immediately, allowing for a transition period until 16 April 2023. During this time, products may be tested according to the old or the new standards.
The Israel Government circulated the official Gazette which specifies the maximum acceptable levels and the methods of sampling, extraction and determination for the migration of the certain elements from toy materials and from parts of toys.
Israel updated standard also follows the EU standard EN 71-3:2019 (Safety of Toys-Part 3: Migration of certain elements) which gives the requirements and test methods for the migration of 19 elements as well as a method for determining the migration level of chromium VI from scraped-off toy materials such as paint.
Standard SI 562 specifies requirements and test methods for the migration of coatings of paints, varnishes, lacquers, printing inks, polymers, paper/paperboard, textiles, glass/ceramic/metallic materials, pliable modelling materials, among others. The standard applies to toys and components of toys which are intended to come in contact with the mouth. It also applies to food toys, cosmetic toys, and writing material. Moreover, it includes toys for children under 72 months of age, as well as liquid, pastel, and gel paint or modelling compound.
Packaging materials are not included, unless they form part of the toy or have intended play value.
The standard includes requirements for the migration of chemical elements. Certain of the toy materials are listed under 3 categories (Category I - Dry, crisp, powder-like substances , Category II - subordinates liquid or sticky substances , Category III - Materials that can be removed by scratching ) which specifies requirements and test methods for the migration of the following elements: aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, boron, cadmium, trivalent chromium, hexavalent chromium, cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, strontium, tin, organic tin, and zinc