The Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) is of the opinion that the current migration limits for chromium VI from toys should be revised and their recommendation is to reduce the amount of chromium VI in the toy material as much as is technically achievable.

If the proposal is to be approved, the migration limits for chromium VI would be more stringent for all 3 toy material categories, with limits proposed to be lowered by 21-25 fold.

Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the proposal by September 28 2014.

Summary of Proposed Limits:

Category I
- Current limit under TSD: 0.02 mg/kg
- Proposal from SCHER: 0.0008 mg/kg

Category II
- Current limit under TSD: 0.005 mg/kg
- Proposal from SCHER: 0.0002 mg/kg

Category III
- Current limit under TSD: 0.2 mg/kg
- Proposal from SCHER: 0.0094 mg/kg