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On March 24, 2019, an updated list of standards that give presumption of conformity to decree 91-1292 relating to the prevention of risks arising from the use of childcare articles, was published in the French Official Journal.

SAFEGUARDS | Toys and Juvenile Products NO. 043/19

Parents shopping a pushchair

An updated list of standards that give presumption of conformity to 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 24/03/2019 [1]. 

This list includes the latest revision of the standard:

  • NF EN 1888-1 (December 2018) – Wheeled child conveyances, Part 1: Pushchairs and prams

To ensure a smooth transitional period the text specifies that it will still be possible to produce or import articles conforming to the previous standards that have been replaced within one year of the date of publication, this means until 1 March 2020. It will be possible to sell out existing stock.

New standards have been published:

  • NF EN 1888-2 (December 2018) – Wheeled child conveyances, Part 2: Pushchairs for children above 15 kg up to 22
  • NF EN 17022 (November 2018) – Bathing aids

  • NF EN 17072 (December 2018) – Bath tubs, stands and non-standalone bathing aids

These new standards do not replace any published document and therefore are immediately applicable.

The transition period for the revised standards published in December 2018 is still applicable and will end on December 1, 2019:

  • NF EN 716-2 (October 2017) and NF EN 716-1 (February 2018) – Children’s cots and folding cots for domestic use
  • NF EN 16232 +A1 (August 2018) – Infant swings

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.

With two labs (Aix en Provence, France and Bradford, UK) 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
Juvenile Products Global Expert
t: +33 (0)6 28 50 25 88

 

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