France Updates Standards for Childcare Articles

In June 2016, France published a revised list of standards relating to the childcare articles.

Online PR News – 26-July-2016 – Geneva, Switzerland – On June 29, 2016, an updated list of standards pertaining to childcare articles was published in the French Official Journal. These revised standards give presumption of conformity to Decree 91-1292.

The updated list of standard includes instructions relating to the safety requirements and testing methods for:

• Baby carriers - NF EN 13209-2: February 2016
• Rainproof covers - NF S54-043: September 2015

The documents include provision for a smooth transition period, when items conforming to the previous standards can still be produced and imported. This will allow current stocks of childcare items to be sold until June 1, 2017 – one year after the date of publication.

SGS Juvenile and Childcare Products Services
SGS’s experts can assist you in the development of juvenile products and childcare articles. SGS offers physical/mechanical tests, chemical tests, packaging evaluation, and inspections to ensure the compliance of your products in target markets. SGS’s laboratories in Aix en Provence and Bradford offer comprehensive testing capabilities against all EU standards. Learn more about SGS’s Juvenile and Childcare Products Services (www.sgs.com/en/consumer-goods-retail/toys-and-juvenile-products/juvenile-products-and-childcare-articles)

For further information contact:

Catherine Follin-Arbelet
Juvenile Products International Expert
Tel: (+33) 6 28 50 25 88
Email: cts.media@sgs.com

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