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.
Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the safety of toys.
(last consolidated on 21 July 2014).
Not included in the consolidation of the Directive 2009/48/EC.
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).