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SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile Products NO. 165/15

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An updated list of standards that give presumption of conformity to the decree 91-1292 relating to the prevention of risks arising from the use of childcare articles has been published to the French Official Journal on 25 September 2015 [1].

The list now includes revised standards:

  • NF EN1466: November 2014 – Carry cots and stands — Safety requirements and test methods [2].

And the new published standard for rest beds for collective use:

  • NF S54-045: December 2014 – Children’s berths for non-domestic use — Safety requirements and test methods.

In order to ensure a smooth transitional period this text specifies that it will still be possible to produce or import articles that conform to any previous standards that have been replaced within one year from the date of publication. Thus, until 1 September 2016 carry cots and stands can conform to the old standard. This will also allow to sell out  stock that is already constituted.

SGS SOLUTIONS

SGS has dedicated experts and services to assist you in the development of juvenile products and childcare articles. SGS offers physical/mechanical tests, chemical tests, packaging evaluation, inspections to ensure the compliance of your products in target markets. Armed with two labs (Aix en Provence and Bradford) 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 (Global)
Juvenile Products International Senior Expert
t: +33 (0) 4 42 61 64 57

Laurent Suisse (France)
Juvenile Products and Furniture Lab Manager
t: +33 (0) 4 42 61 64 56

 

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