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Peru Strengthens Chemical Requirements for Baby Products

SafeGuardSToys and Juvenile ProductsJune 06, 2024

SG 85/24

Peru has strengthened the nation’s requirements for chemicals in the manufacture of baby items. The new specifications became effective in April 2024.

In April 2024, Peru’s Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud, MINSA) issued Directorial Resolution No. 52-2024-DIGEMID-DG-MINSA (Resolución Directoral Nº 052-2024-DIGEMID-DG-MINSA, the Resolution) to strengthen the chemical requirements for baby products.

The resolution contains several important provisions. It:

  • Bans the use of bisphenol A (BPA) for manufacturing baby products (see Table 1)
  • Restricts N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances in baby items containing certain materials (see Table1)
  • Restricts two groups of phthalates for baby products containing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) materials (see Table1)
  • Restricts 19 (soluble) elements in three categories of baby product – liquid feeding products, pacifiers and teethers, with each category having its own set of requirements (see Table 2)
1Bisphenol A (BPA)Baby itemsProhibited
2N-NitrosaminesBaby items made of vulcanized rubber, silicone or thermoplastic elastomer< 0.01 mg/kg (sum)
3N-nitrosatable substancesBaby items made of vulcanized rubber, silicone or thermoplastic elastomer< 0.1 mg/kg (sum)
Baby items made of PVC≤ 0.1%
Baby items made of PVC< 0.1%

Table 1

ElementLiquid feeding products (bottles, food bags, liquid feeding cups and nipples, among others)Pacifiers (teats or lollipops)Teethers
Aluminum (Al)6,000 mg/kg1,430 mg/kg28,130 mg/kg
Antimony (Sb)120 mg/kg60 mg/kg560 mg/kg
Arsenic (As)10 mg/kg5.0 mg/kg47 mg/kg
Barium (Ba)4,000 mg/kg2,000 mg/kg18,750 mg/kg
Boron (B)3,200 mg/kg1,600 mg/kg15,000 mg/kg
Cadmium (Cd)3.6 mg/kg1.8 mg/kg17 mg/kg
Chromium (Cr) (III)100 mg/kg50 mg/kg460 mg/kg
Chromium Cr (VI)0.002 mg/kg0.001 mg/kg0.053 mg/kg
Cobalt (Co)28 mg/kg14 mg/kg130 mg/kg
Copper (Cu)1,660 mg/kg830 mg/kg7,700 mg/kg
Lead (Pb)5.0 mg/kg2.5 mg/kg23 mg/kg
Manganese (Mn)600 mg/kg300 mg/kg15,000 mg/kg
Mercury (Hg)20 mg/kg10 mg/kg94 mg/kg
Nickel (Ni)56 mg/kg28 mg/kg930 mg/kg
Selenium (Se)100 mg/kg50 mg/kg460 mg/kg
Strontium (Sr)12,000 mg/kg6,000 mg/kg56,000 mg/kg
Tin (Sn)40,000 mg/kg20,000 mg/kg180,000 mg/kg
Organic tin2.5 mg/kg1.3 mg/kg12 mg/kg
Zinc (Zn)10,000 mg/kg5,000 mg/kg46,000 mg/kg

Table 2

The resolution became effective on April 28, 2024 – the day of its publication in the Peruvian Official Journal. It repeals the chemical requirements under Directorial Resolution No. 159-2022-DIGEMID-DG-MINSA for the manufacture of baby items.


ItemAbbreviationName of phthalate
1BBPBenzyl butyl phthalate
2DBPDibutyl phthalate
3DEHPDi(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
4DIBPDiisobutyl phthalate
5DIDPDiisodecyl phthalate
6DINPDiisonyl phthalate
7DNOPDi-n-octyl phthalate

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