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Chile Restricts New Substances on Children's Products

2021-11-30

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Chile drafts a new regulation to further promote safe products among the ones used by children. These products will have to comply with the provisions established by the regulation and present the certificate attesting conformity in order to be marketable.

The Regulation on Safety of Products for Children's Use is headed by the Ministry of Health and requires children’s products to consider flammability, physical, mechanical, chemical, and electromagnetic risks. 

In addition, the resolution proposes new maximum permitted amounts for phthalates and set new migration limits for the following solvents and monomers. They are as follows: 

Phthalates 

Substance 

CAS number  

Maximum allowable limit (mass) 

Di(2-etilhexil)ftalato (DEHP) 

117-81-7 

0,1% 

Dibutilftalato (DBP) 

84-74-2 

0,1% 

Butilbencilftalato (BBP) 

85-68-7 

0,1% 

Diisononilftalato (DINP)* 

28553-12-0 68515-48-0 

0,1% 

Diisodecilftalato (DIDP)* 

26761-40-0 68515-49-1 

0,1% 

Di-n-octilftalato (DNOP)* 

117-84-0 

0,1% 

* If possible that children put it in their mouths. 

Monomers 

Substance 

CAS number  

Maximum allowable limit 

Bisfenol A 

80-05-7 

0,1 mg/l (migration) 

Formaldehido 

50-00-0 

2,5 mg/l (migration) 

Fenol 

108-95-2 

15 mg/l (migration) 

Estireno 

100-42-5 

0,75 mg/l (migration) 

 

 

 

Solvents 

Substance 

CAS number  

Maximum allowable limit 

Metanol 

67-56-1 

5 mg/l (migration) 

Tolueno 

108-88-3 

2 mg/l (migration) 

Etilbenceno 

100-41-4 

1 mg/l (migration) 

Xileno (todos los isómeros) 

Several CAS numbers available 

2 mg/l (total) 

 

The adhesives and glues for school, used in teaching activities in pre-basic, basic and secondary schools, may not contain in their composition pure organic solvents or mixtures in concentrations exceeding the following limits: 

Substance 

% Organic solvent by weight 

Alcohol Metílico 

1,0 

Benceno 

0,5 

Tolueno 

0,5 

Xileno 

0,5 

The new rules are aimed at enhancing safety and good risk management of products used by children in Chile, as proposed by the Ministry of Health.

 

Last Update: 2021-11-30

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