SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile ProductsNO. 109/21
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, July 18, 2021.
View the update on the Légifrance website (French only): Avis relatif à l'application du décret n° 91-1292 du 20 décembre 1991 relatif à la prévention des risques résultant de l'usage des articles de puériculture - Légifrance (legifrance.gouv.fr)
This list includes the latest publication of the following standards:
- NF EN 14988 + A1:2020 – Children’s highchairs – Requirements and test methods
- NF EN 13210-1:2020 – Children’s harnesses, reins – Safety requirements and test methods
- NF EN 13210-2:2020 – Children’s harnesses incorporating backpacks and reins – Safety requirements and test methods
- NF D 60-300-4:2019 – Children’s furniture – For domestic use – Part 4: Requirements and test methods for toddler beds
In order to ensure a smooth transition, the text specifies that it will still be possible to produce or import articles conforming to the previous standards until July 1, 2022 when the transition period will end. This 1 year transitional period will allow for updated compliance in anticipation of this publications implementation date; and it will still be possible to sell any stocks already constituted before.
The standard NF EN 15918 +A2:2018 – Cycle trailers – Safety requirements and test methods is a new standard which does not replace any previous one, therefore, there is no transition period.
To facilitate the exchange of products, the guidance also provides a reminder of the standards adopted by the national bodies of EU member states and states which are part of the European Economic Area, or of Turkey, and transposing the corresponding European standards shall be recognized as equivalent.
It is to be noted that standard NF EN 1273: 2005 – Baby walking frames – Safety requirements and test methods, has not been replaced by its revision published in 2020, and still gives presumption of conformity to the French Decree.
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