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INMETRO Ordinance 563/2016 which offers three certification models for toys and juvenile products has been updated.

SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile Products NO. 131/18

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Brazil has updated its INMETRO certification scheme for toys and juvenile products.

INMETRO Ordinance 563/2016, which includes three routes to certification for toys and juvenile products, has been updated. The three systems of certification available in INMETRO Ordinance 563/2016 are:

  • Certification Model 5 – initial assessment consisting of tests on samples taken from the manufacturer, including auditing the Quality Management System (QMS), followed by a periodic maintenance assessment which collects samples of the product on the market, for conformity assessment and QMS audit.

  • Certification Model 2 – initial assessment consisting of tests on samples taken from the manufacturer, followed by periodic maintenance assessment by collecting samples of the product in the market.

  • Certification Model 7 – now called 1b (Batch test) where an important change has been introduced: the selection and the sealing of samples must take place in the national territory (Brazil). Counterproof and witness samples do not apply in this case. This means that sample collection at the point of origin can no longer be performed for batch certification.

There are many changes, but we summarize the most important in the following table:

MODEL 5 MODEL 2 MODEL 1B

Quality Management System Certification associate with product testing

Product testing followed by periodic maintenance assessment

Batch Certification

The factory shall present an ISO 9001 Quality Management System certificate,
awarded by a recognized certification body.

An audit will be requested (considering table 3 of Ordinance 118:2015).

Samples will be collected from the factory for testing.

First maintenance 6 months after initial evaluation. Second maintenance
6 months after first maintenance. If no non-conformity is evidenced during two
consecutive maintenance checks, the period between checks will be 12 months.
                      
In the event of non-conformity in any of the maintenance checks, the frequency should revert to the 6-month interval.

The OCP must evaluate, validate and record classification as MEI, MPE and/or toy craftsman considering the requirements of item 6.1.1

Item 6.1.1 - Complementary Law nº 123 enforcement, December 14, 2006, and Complementary Law n.º 147, August 7, 2014, which changes the Complementary Law
n.º 123, December 14, 2006, or any of its updates (in the case of Certification Model 2)

Samples will be collected from the factory for testing.

First maintenance 6 months after initial evaluation. Second maintenance 6 months after first maintenance. If no non-conformity is evidenced during two consecutive maintenance checks, the period between checks
will be 12 months.

In the event of non-conformity in any of the maintenance checks, the frequency should revert to the 6-month interval.

Certification needs to be done for every
single batch.

Sample size depends on the batch size,
ranged from 3 to 71pcs.

Sampling at origin is prohibited

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Test requirements:

  • NM300-1 Physical & Mechanical Requirement
  • NM300-2 Flammability
  • NM300-3 Migration of certain elements
  • NM300-4 Experimental chemistry sets,
  • NM300-5 Chemistry sets other than experimental sets
  • NM300-6 Safety of electric toy. Phthalates, formamide, microbiological, bite and boiling requirements under Annex A of the Conformity Assessment Requirements of Ordinance 563/2016
  • Annex I Ordinance 563/2016 – Technical Quality Regulation for Toys

SGS is one of the largest INMETRO-accredited certification bodies in Brazil, able to certify your products and thereby ensuring standards compliance and market access for your product. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Next step:

Importers shall make applications for certification to Brazil’s local certification bodies. The CB will co-ordinate with SGS for the necessary auditing, sampling and testing. SGS will perform the tasks accordingly and send all reports with calculations to the CB, which will issue a Certificate of Compliance to the importer along with all relevant documents, including the test reports.

For enquiries, please contact:

Johnny CK Tam
 t: +852 6018 3639

Ingridi Maximiano
 t: +55 11 3883 8905

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