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Keeping up to date with frequent updates to the standards governing juvenile products, as well the granular detail of their requirements, is key to your success.

Protecting consumers is at the heart of juvenile products regulation. Failure to comply, whatever the destination market for products, is not an option. 2015 has seen updates for child use and care articles, as well as to standards governing modes of juvenile transport.

Reference Documents Published in 2015

Here is a summary of the updates published in 2015:





General

  • Child use and care articles – General safety guidelines:
    • Part 1 – Safety philosophy and safety assessment (CEN TR13387-1: 2015)
    • Part 2 – Chemical hazards (CEN TR13387-2: 2015)
    • Part 3 – Mechanical hazards (CEN TR13387-3: 2015)
    • Part 4 – Thermal hazards (CEN TR13387-4: 2015)
    • Part 5 – Product information (CEN TR13387-5: 2015)

Transport

  • Rain covers (NF S54-043: 2015)
  • Soft baby carriers (EN 13209-2: 2015)

Effective dates will vary, but product design, planning and production should take these changes into account in good time to ensure compliance. Expert advice can smooth the route to market, and ensure products are designed and tested for compliance to all relevant legislation.

Standards Expected To Be Published In 2016

Looking ahead, updates amendments are in progress for numerous juvenile product categories. We expect the following list of standards to be published in 2016 or early 2017, though no precise dates are available yet. These include:

Transport

  • Wheeled child conveyances (currently EN 1888:2012)

Sleeping

  • Children’s cots and folding cots for domestic use (currently EN 716 Parts 1&2 +A1:2013)
  • Cribs and cradles for domestic use (currently EN 1130 Parts 1&2:1996)
  • Children’s sleep bags (DRAFT PrEN 16781)
  • Cots bumpers (DRAFT PrEN 16780)
  • Duvets for children’s cots (DRAFT PrEN 16779)
  • Mattresses for children (DRAFT PrEN16890)

Sitting

  • Children high chairs (currently EN 14988 Parts 1&2:2006 Amendment A1:2012)
  • Table mounted seats (currently EN 1272:1998)
  • Booster seats – chair mounted seats (currently EN 16120 +A1:2014)
  • Children’s chairs (currently NF D60-300-1&2)

Cleaning and Hygiene

  • Domestic and kitchen storage units and worktops (applicable to changing units when used as a dresser) (currently EN 14749:2005)

SGS Solutions For The Juvenile Products Industry

SGS has an international team of professional experts with a comprehensive knowledge of safety for juvenile products for the European market. Our global network delivers consistent and coherent testing, certification and verification services to speed your products’ route to market.

For further details, download our global brochure (PDF 310 KB) and contact your local sale representative, or our global team.

Catherine Follin-Arbelet
Senior Expert, Juvenile Products
SGS France
t: +33 4 42 61 64 57