• June 27, 2021
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Jamaica | Standard Specification for Safety of toys - Part 6 Certain phthalate esters in toys and children's products


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Title of document
Standard Specification for Safety of toys - Part 6 Certain phthalate esters in toys and children's products (40 page(s), in English)

Description
This document specifies a method for the determination of di-iso-butyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), benzylbutyl phthalate (BBP), bis-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), di-iso-nonylphthalate (DINP) and di-iso-decyl phthalate (DIDP) (as specified in Annex A) in toys and children’s products. This document is applicable to toys and children’s products which are made of plastics, textiles, coatings and liquids. This document has been validated for polyvinylchloride (PVC) plastics, polyurethane (PU) plastics and some representative paint coatings (see Annex B). It might also be applicable to other phthalate esters and other product materials provided that adequate validation is demonstrated.

Notifying member: Jamaica

NotificationG/TBT/N/JAM/101

Objective tag
Protection of human health or safety; Quality requirements

Objective
This standard was previously adopted however; the International Organization for This standard was previously adopted however; the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has since published an updated version of the same standard. The adoption of the updated version of this standard is deemed necessary as children are the main consumers of toys and the protection of their health and safety is crucial. The objective and rationale is to establish requirements locally that will minimize potential hazards associated with toys resulting from their intended play modes (normal use) as well as unintended play modes (reasonably foreseeable abuse). This standard which promotes the protection of human health and safety will be adopted as a compulsory standard.


Agency responsible
Bureau of Standards Jamaica


Timing:

  • Submission: 18/06/2021
  • Reception: 21/06/2021
  • Distribution: 21/06/2021
  • Final date for comments: 20/08/2021
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A


                   

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