In the EU, the classification and labelling of hazardous chemicals is governed by Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (the ‘CLP Regulation‘)
The REACH Regulation 1907/2006 is the European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It entered into force in 2007, replacing the former legislative framework for chemicals in the EU.
The Decision on the marketing of products sets out common principles and procedures which EU legislation must follow when harmonising conditions for marketing products in the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also It lays down rules for CE marking.
Other Community legislation that is relevant to toy safety, apart from the more specific toy safety legislation, includes the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) 2001/95, which applies in a complementary manner to specific sectoral legislation.
The Toy Safety Directive lays down the safety criteria that toys must meet before they can be marketed in the EU.