CMR Guides

The Toy Safety Directive (2009/48/EC) and the Toys (Safety) Regulations (2011 No 1881) requires that toys and components of toys shall not contain substances that have a harmonised classification of CMR – Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, or Toxic. The guide below for CMR’s has been produced for members which outlines three basic approaches that can be used either individually or together to assess materials in products for the presence of CMR’s and so demonstrate compliance. In addition, the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC Annex II includes requirements related to CMR’s and other chemicals in Appendix A and Appendix C. This new guide is intended to provide an up to date list of the chemicals listed within these specific sections.