Knoveo Introduces Child Safe Paint in Pakistan
Updated: Feb 17
Graphenstone is pleased to announce that we have obtained a new product certificate for Ecosphere Premium and GrafClean Premium. In compliance with the standard UNE-EN 71-3:2013 + A3:2018 – TOY SAFETY, the test has been carried out in the accredited laboratory “AIJU – ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH FOR THE TOY AND RELATED INDUSTRIES”.
This regulation focuses on the chemical conditions that allow the different agents involved in the commercialization of toys to comply with the obligations of the community directive on toy safety (2009/48/EC).
Child safety can be conceived from two main categories: physical safety and chemical safety. The first relates to aspects that avoid obvious risks such as prevention in the use of small pieces that avoid choking in young children. With regard to chemical substances (whose effects are not so immediate but of great significance) their use in excessive quantities can pose a problem for children’s health, although these effects are generally observed in the long term. The standard UNE-EN 71-3:2013 makes it possible to measure how much of certain chemical elements may be passed on to the child after ingesting a piece of plastic, paint or any other material that forms part of the toy. This European standard specifies the requirements and test methods for the migration of aluminium, antimony, arsenic, barium, boron, cadmium, chromium (III), chromium (VI), cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, strontium, tin, organic tin and zinc from toy materials and components. This standard is not new, as this was available since 1996. However, nowadays there are many more elements to be analysed: previously eight elements were measured and with this version 19 have to be determined. In addition to the increase in the number of elements, the permitted limits have been made much stricter depending on the toy.