In September 2020, the Ukrainian government published a draft resolution of changes to the Ukrainian Technical regulation on Toy’s safety.
The changes in the Technical Regulation are prepared to bring the provisions of the Technical Regulation in line with the provisions of Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council which also provides the basis for the Ukrainian Technical Regulation on Toy’s Safety. The proposed changes to the regulation suggest for lowering the limits for chromium (VI) and aluminium (table 1) in toys and toy materials, as well as limiting the amount of formaldehyde (table 2).
According to the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers, the implementation of the law will have a positive impact since it demands more stringent requirements for limitation of chemicals that are hazardous and/or are classified as carcinogenic, mutated or toxic. Consequently, this resolution will ensure a higher quality level of toys and better protection for consumers.
Ukraine’s new Technical Regulation on Toy’s Safety was adopted in February 2018 and replaced the former Technical Regulation adopted in 2013. However, all toys that complied with the 2013 Technical Regulation were still allowed for circulation on the Ukrainian market even after the new Technical Regulations entrance into force. The institution responsible in ensuring the implementation of the Technical Regulation on Toy’s Safety is the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine.