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An updated list of childcare article standards, that give presumption of conformity to decree 91-1292, was published in the French Official Journal on October 21, 2017.

SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile Products NO. 163/17

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French decree 91-1292 intends to prevent risks arising from the use of childcare articles. An updated list of standards, that give presumption of conformity to this decree, was published to the French Official Journal on October 21, 2017 [1].

This list includes the latest revisions of the following standards:

  • NF EN 1272 (July 2017) – Table mounted chairs – Safety requirements and test methods
  • NF EN14988 (July 2017) – Children’s high chairs – Requirements and test methods [2]
  • NF EN 16120 + A2 (January 2017) – Chair mounted seat

In order to ensure a smooth transition period, it is permissible to produce or import articles that comply with the previous standards for a period of one year from the date of publication. This means until September 1, 2018. It is also permissible to sell out all stocks of products that have already been produced.

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SGS has dedicated experts and services to assist you in the development of juvenile products and childcare articles. SGS offers physical and mechanical tests, chemical tests, packaging evaluation, and inspections to ensure the compliance of your products in your target markets. With two labs, Aix en Provence, France and Bradford, UK, offering comprehensive testing capabilities against EU standards, and approved by the Ministry in charge of Industry within the frame of the French Decree, SGS offers a one stop full service to the juvenile products industry.

For enquiries, please contact:

Catherine Follin-Arbelet
Juvenile Products International Expert
t: + 33 6 28 50 25 88

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