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Thailand Mandates New Standard for Pacifiers

SafeGuardSToys and Juvenile ProductsJuly 20, 2021

Thailand mandates TIS 1025-2562 (2019) as the new standard for pacifiers. This will become effective on December 13, 2021.

On June 16, 2021, Thailand’s Ministry of Industry issued a regulation in the Government Gazette to mandate TIS 1025-2562 (2019) as the standard for pacifiers (the Regulation). This industrial standard is largely based on EN 1400:2013+A1:2014 and contains requirements relating to the materials, construction, performance, packaging and product information for such products. It was established with reference to information from manufacturers, users, and the following documents:

  • EN 1400:2013+A1:2014 ‘Child use and care articles – Soothers for babies and young children – Safety requirements and test methods’
  • EN 71-3:2013+A2:2017 ‘ Safety of toys – Part 3” Migration of Certain Elements’
  • EN 12868:2017 ‘Child use and care articles – Method for determining the release of N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances from elastomer or rubber teats and soothers
  • DIN 53160-1:2010 ‘Determination of the colorfastness of articles for common use – Part 1: test with artificial saliva’
  • ISO 105-A03:1993 ‘Textiles – Tests for colorfastness – Part A03: Gray scale for assessing staining’ 
  • Notification of the Ministry of Public Health (No. 369) B.E. 2558 (2015) Re: Feeding Bottle and Milk Containers for Infants and Young Children.

TIS 1025-2562 (2019) also requires specific pacifier materials/components to conform to certain chemicals/tests concerning:

  • Migration of 17 elements
  • Release of N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances
  • 2-mercaptobenzothiazole release
  • Antioxidants release
  • Formaldehyde release
  • Bisphenol A (BPA) release
  • Colorfastness
  • Volatile compound content  

According to the Regulation, TIS 1025-2562 (2019) will become effective on December 13, 2021 – 180 days after its publication in the government Gazette.

Highlights of the limits for the migration of 17 elements from pacifiers in the new mandatory standard are summarized in Table 1.

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Table 1

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