To obtain the eco safe mark, the presence of certain phthalates probably contained in the materials of all articles of clothing intended for children is determined.
The test method used involves extraction of the substances present in the sample of soft plastic parts or coatings.
The sample thus obtained is then analyzed by gas chromatography.
The purpose of the analysis is the ascertain the presence of one or more of the phthalates selected in order to determine whether the quantity present is below the level allowed for use of the eco safe mark.