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New standards for the safety of products for babies and children

The case of removing “Fisher-Price” baby cradle-swings from the market due to their association with 32 deaths of babies while sleeping in America once again warned of the necessity of caring for the safety of products for our youngest, but also the proper use of these products. Following this case, at the recently held plenary session of the European Committee CEN/TC 52 in Brussels, as well as in the working group meetings, where the representative of the Institute for Standardization of Serbia was present, the requirements regarding the safety of children's toys were specifically addressed.

 

At the same time, ISS in this area - the safety of children's toys, published the standard SRPS EN 71-3: 2019 at the end of January this year, in which new limit values ​​for heavy metals in toy materials and parts of toys are given.

 

After that, at the end of March this year, two new standards in the field of children's equipment were published. One is SRPS EN 1400: 2019, which sets out the general safety requirements for materials, construction, performance, packaging and information for the soothers.

 

The second standard is SRPS EN 16232: 2019, which establishes safety requirements and appropriate test methods for swings intended for babies weighing up to 9 kg or infants who can sit without help.

 

Standards for the safety of children's products are prepared by ISS NTC KS Z052, which develops standards in the field of consumer protection, and all published standards in these areas are available at https://bit.ly/2KMaPGu.