Thailand is proposing a mandatory standard for pacifiers to meet modern-day safety requirements. Comments are accepted until January 18, 2020.

SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile ProductsNO. 177/19

 Baby with Pacifier

On November 19, 2019 the World Trade Organization (WTO) circulated a proposal from Thailand announcing its intention to replace the current Thai Industrial Standard for Pacifiers (TIS 1025-2534 (1991)) with a proposed mandatory standard.

The proposed mandatory standard, attached to WTO document number 19-7874, and designated as TIS 1025-25XX (20XX)) contains requirements relating to materials, construction, performance, chemicals, packaging and product information for pacifiers. These requirements are largely based on EN 1400:2013+A1:2014 ‘Child use and care articles – Soothers for babies and young children – safety requirements and test methods.

According to the WTO notification, comments are accepted until January 18, 2020 (60 days from notification).

Highlights of the limits for the migration of elements from pacifiers in the designated standard are summarized in Table 1 – these are consistent with EN 1400:2013+A1:2014.

WTO Document Number 19-7874, November 19, 2019
TIS 1025-25XX (20XX) Pacifiers, Section 6.3.1, Table 2
 Item Element  Limit (mg/kg)      Item Element Limit (mg/kg)
 1  Aluminum (Al)  1,430  10  Lead (Pb)
 2  Antimony (Sb)  60  11  Manganese (Mn)  300
 3  Arsenic (As)  2.5  12  Mercury (Hg)  10
 4  Barium (Ba)  200  13  Nickel (Ni)  100
 5  Boron (B)  1,600  14  Selenium (Se)  50
 6  Cadmium (Cd)  1.8  15  Strontium (Sr)  6,000
 7  Chromium (Cr)  50  16  Tin (Sn)  20,000
 8  Cobalt (Co)  14  17  Zinc (Zn)  5,000
 9  Copper (Cu)  830  
Table 1

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