MEPs pressure commission over toy safety law

Official confirms revision proposal due by December will ban CMRs but gives few other details away

The European commission will propose a revision of the EU's toy safety directive by the end of the year, a European commission official confirmed to the European parliament's environment committee this week.

The revision will propose banning carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR) substances in toys but it is not yet decided whether, or to what extent, the law will move away from the EU's "new approach" to product regulation, the official said.

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