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SafeGuardS little boy ride bicycle

The list of standards for demonstrating presumption of conformity with the GPSD has been published. This list includes a number of standards published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) for the first time.

The General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC (GPSD) [1] is an important piece of legislation in demonstrating presumption of conformity for certain product categories where there is no specific European regulation.

In January 2015, we informed you that the European Union (EU) published Commission Communication 2015C 014/03 [2] harmonising a number of standards for demonstration of compliance with the GPSD. We also informed that the list of standards was further amended by:

  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/1320 [3] to withdraw certain standards from the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).
  • Commission Decision (EU) 2015/681 [4] to include certain standards for bicycles by publication in the OJEU.

On 9 October 2015, the EU published Commission Communication 2015/C 335/01 [5] announcing the list of standards for presumption of conformity under the GPSD. The list includes a number of standards published in the OJEU for the first time. Highlights of these standards are summarised in Table 1.

Table 1

Commission Communication 2015/C 335/01 of 9 October 2015

First publication of standards in Official Journal (OJ)

Item

Standard

Title

Reference of superseded standard

Commission Decision

1

EN 1466:2014

Child use and care articles – Carry cots and stands

EN 1466:2004+A1:2007

(ceases to demonstrate presumption of conformity with GPSD on 30 Nov 2015)

(EU) 2015/1345

2

EN 1930:2011

Child use and care articles – Safety barriers

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(EU) 2015/1345

3

EN ISO 4210 Parts 1-9:2014

Cycles - bicycles

EN 14764:2005

EN 14766:2005

EN 14781:2005

(EU) 2015/681

4

EN ISO 8098:2014

Cycles - Bicycles for young children

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(EU) 2015/681

5

EN 12221-2:2008+A1:2013

Child use and care articles – Changing units for domestic use

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(EU) 2015/1345

6

EN 13219:2008

Gymnastic equipment

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2014/357/EU

7

EN 14682:2014

Safety of children’s clothing – Cords and drawstrings on children’s clothing – specifications

EN 14682:2007

(EU) 2015/1345


Throughout our global network of laboratories, we are able to provide a range of services, including analytical testing and consultancy, for consumer products to comply with the GPSD for the EU and international markets. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

For enquiries, please contact:

Hing Wo Tsang
Global Toys and Juvenile Products
t: +852 2774 7420

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