Second regulation to the German equipment and product safety Act (regulation concerning the safety of toys) (2. GPSGV) 2. GPSGV Ausfertigung date. Ira’s 28** 9ZZ*t I20’2 ‘* 61’* ‘9I OOG’OO ‘Z2 Z19* ‘8I9 ‘9H A?a goifil’iqvti jo gpsgv \v}
|Published (Last):||11 March 2014|
|PDF File Size:||17.67 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||4.51 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Germany continues to apply stricter chemical limits in toys
Article 1 Pursuant to Article 6third subparagraph, TFEU, the period of 6 months referred to in its first subparagraph to approve or reject the national provisions concerning the five elements lead, arsenic, mercury, barium and antimony, as well as for nitrosamines and nitrosatable substancesnotified by Germany on 2 Marchpursuant to Article 4is extended until 5 March The information received from the BfR contains detailed and complex toxicological data on the abovementioned substances, as well as extended references to scientific reports and literature.
Article 4 and 6 TFEU provides: The German Federal Government provided several annexes containing detailed justification and scientific information in support of the notified national measures. The following limits shall not be exceeded: The Commission confirmed receipt of the request with letters dated 24 February and 14 March and set the deadline for her reaction to 5 September in accordance with Article 6 TFEU.
The Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety SCCS is currently evaluating the seriousness of the risk posed by the presence of nitrosamines and nitrosatable substances in balloons and cosmetic products.
In the absence of a Decision by the Commission within this period the national provisions referred to in paragraphs 4 … shall be deemed to have been approved.
Amendment to acoustic requirements for toys is published and harmonised Recent California Proposition 65 reformulation requirements. The next meeting of the working group is foreseen on 31 August Take the next step How can we help you? December, Relevant for: In particular, health assessment from the BfR on lead, antimony, barium, arsenic and mercury, as well as on nitrosamines and nitrosatable substances, dating from Januarywas provided.
The application submitted by Germany contains an explanation of the reasons relating to the protection of the human health which, in the opinion of Germany, justify the maintenance of its national provisions.
Germany continues to apply stricter chemical limits in toys | TÜV SÜD
GPSGV concerns in particular the following elements: As there are no applicable EU provisions on nitrosamines and nitrosatable substances released from toys, Annex 4, point 1. Furthermore, on 5 Aprilthe working group recommended to Member States experts the amendment of the current values for lead downwards.
They were adopted and entered into force in andtherefore before the adoption of that Directive. By letter of 24 June the Commission informed the other Member States of the notification received from the German Federal Government.
Three different migration limits exist, related to the type of toy material: These limits have been applicable in the EU since Germany continues to apply stricter chemical limits in toys. This working group, made up of chemical experts from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Industry and Consumer organisations evaluates new scientific information and gives recommendations to Member States and the Commission on how to proceed with the amendment of certain chemical provisions contained in the Directive.
Germany contested gpgsv decision by bringing an action against the EC in May to ensure that the stricter German limit values would be gpsgvv to remain in place. In Marchthe EC granted only certain parts of the applicationstating that it was not justified to retain the national provisions for mercury, arsenic and antimony.
Pursuant to Article 6third subparagraph, TFEU, the period of 6 months referred to in its first subparagraph to approve or reject the national provisions concerning the five elements lead, arsenic, mercury, barium and antimony, as well as for nitrosamines and nitrosatable substancesnotified by Germany on 2 Marchpursuant to Article 4is extended until 5 March Highlights of the Decisions are summarised in Table A.
Point 13 of part III of Annex II to the Directive contains specific migration limits for several elements, including lead, arsenic, mercury, barium and antimony.
EUR-Lex – D – GA – EUR-Lex
The German Consumer Goods Ordinance. This decision is provisional and is valid until the General Court or the Court of Justice has rendered its final judgement. Therefore, as the national gpsv the German Federal Government intends to maintain will not be repealed before 20 Julythe Commission concludes that the condition of absence of danger to health is met.
In Januarythe German Federal Government requested the EC for the permission to retain the current national provisions for lead, arsenic, mercury, barium, antimony, nitrosamines and nitrosatable substances in toys beyond 20 July when the new chemicals requirements under the Toy Safety Directive TSD would enter into force. These provisions were adopted inin the context of the absence of specific EU provisions on nitrosamines and nitrosatable substances in toys.
EUR-Lex Rochtain ar dhlí an Aontais Eorpaigh
The directive foresees, in Article 46, the possibility to amend certain chemical-related provisions in order to ensure alignment on technical and scientific developments. Furthermore, Article 4 requires that the notification of the national provisions be accompanied by a description of the grounds relating to one or more of the major needs referred to in Article 36 or to the protection of the environment or the working environment.
Moreover, Germany applied for an interim relief procedure so as to be able to continue applying the existing national limit values until a final decision has been taken by the General Court of the European Union. The Commission started the preparatory work for this amendment and the preliminary impact assessment report will be presented for discussion during the next meeting with Member States experts in October As the national requirements are more stringent than the requirements under the TSD, they would provide a higher level of protection for children.
At the time of adoption of the Directive May Germany voted against its adoption for reasons including its view that the level of protection as regards the chemical requirements is inadequate. According to Article 54, Member States shall bring into force national provisions complying with this Directive by gosgv Januaryand they shall apply them as from 20 July The working group decided that further discussion is needed.
Hence, the Commission considers that it is justified to extend the 6-month period within which it has to approve or reject the national provisions for a further period expiring on 5 March These recommendations were endorsed by the Commission and experts from Member States. IO L The working group discussed the current limit values for barium, and stated that no new scientific evidence was available; however different assessments by scientific organisations were taken.