Rules on toys
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 External link, opens in new window.
(last consolidated on 5 December 2022)
Amendments and corrections
Amendments and corrections that are not included in the consolidated text of the Directive 2009/48/EC.
Amendments and corrections to Directive 2009/48/EC are accessible in EUR-Lex External link.
Act (2011:579) on Toy Safety External link. (in Swedish)
Ordinance (2011:703) on Toy Safety External link. (in Swedish)
The Swedish Chemicals Agency's Regulation on flammability and the chemical properties of toys (KIFS 2017:8) External link.
The Swedish Consumer Agency´s Regulations on toy safety (KOVFS 2011:5) External link. (in Swedish)
The Swedish National Electrical Safety Board´s Regulations on the electrical properties of toys (ELSÄK-FS 2011:1) External link. (in Swedish)