Application Notes

Application Notes

European Union Method EN 71 Part 11 for the determination of VOCs in toys

In 2005, the European Commission tightened requirements for the safety of toys. The European Standard, EN 71 Safety of Toys, was expanded to cover organic chemical compounds in toys. The newly approved EN 71 Part 10 covers sample preparation and extraction and Part 11 covers methods of analysis. Producers of toys must meet the new specifications to obtain the CE mark required for selling products in New EU regulation on organic chemicals in toys Safety of toys the EU. GERSTEL Thermal Extraction and GERSTEL Thermal Desorption technology was used for determination of low levels of VOC emissions as described in EN 71- Part 11.