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There are many rules regulating chemicals in toys, for example the comprehensive EC Toys Directive. According to the Directive, chemical substances in toys must never pose a risk to human health. The Directive has been incorporated in Swedish legislation.

Read more about the rules for chemicals in toys in our fact sheet

Consolidated text

Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the safety of toys.
(last consolidated on 24 May 2017).


Not included in the consolidation of the Directive 2009/48/EC.

Bisphenol A - Directive (EU) 2017/898

Phenol - Directive (EU) 2017/774

Lead - Directive (EU) 2017/738

CMI, MI and CMI/MI (3:1) - Directive (EU) 2015/2117

Basic regulation and all amendments to Directive 2009/48/EC are accessible in EUR-Lex.

Implemented through Swedish legislation

Chapter 8, Appendix 5, of the Swedish Chemicals Agency’s Chemical Products and Biotechnical Organisms Regulations (KIFS 2008:2).

Act (2011:579) on Toy Safety. (in Swedish).

Ordinance (2011:703) on Toy Safety. (in Swedish).

The Swedish Consumer Agency´s Regulations on toy safety: (KOVFS 2011:5).

The Swedish National Electrical Safety Board´s Regulations on the electrical properties of toys: (ELSÄK-FS 2011:1).