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 4 November 2018).

Amendments and corrections

Amendments and corrections that are not included in the consolidated text of the Directive 2009/48/EC.

Chromium VI – (EU) 2018/725

Bisphenol A - Directive (EU) 2017/898

Amendments and corrections to Directive 2009/48/EC are accessible in EUR-Lex.

Basic directive

Directive 2009/48/EC of 18 June 2009 on safety of toys.

Implemented through Swedish legislation

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

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

The Swedish Chemicals Agency's Regulation on flammability and the chemical properties of toys (KIFS 2017:8).

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

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