Germany Afps PAHs/Pak Testing Service in China
Table 1: Limits for PAHs levels in three different risk categories:
Parameter Category 1: Materials intended to be in contact with the mouth or materials of a toy intended to be in contact with skin for children under 36 months Category 2: Materials not included in Category 1 but with long-term skin contact (skin contact for more than 30 seconds) Category 3: Materials not included in Category 1 or 2 but with short-term skin contact (skin contact up to 30 seconds)
Benzo[a]pyrene, mg/kg Not detectable (< 0.2) 1 20
Total PAHs (18 PAHs), mg/kg Not detectable (< 0.2) 10 200
To comply with the PAHs requirements under GS Mark Certification, the new standard, ZEK 01.4-08, has to be followed. Effective immediately, ZEK 01.4-08 replaces previous ZEK 01.2-08 and 01.3-08. However, there is a half-year transition period from now until July 2012.