Beginning on July 20, 2013, a set of new EN 71-3 chemical requirements from the EU Toy Safety Directive will go into effect. The new requirements require toys to be designed and manufactured in a manner that will prevent exposure to harmful chemical elements that can impact human health. The requirements include restrictions on toxic elements, certain fragrances and the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR) chemicals. Manufacturers will now be required to provide a Technical File, which contains documentation that demonstrates the toy complies with design, manufacture, chemical and operational requirements. The file must be updated when any changes to the toy, legislation or standards.