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.

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 18 November 2019).

Amendments and corrections

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

Commission Directive (EU) 2019/1922 as regards aluminium

Commission Directive (EU) 2019/1929 as regards formaldehyde 

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).