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Three new standards for the products for children

Traffic accidents or other, various injuries - on the playground, with toys and the like, make children the most vulnerable part of the population in the world. Some previous statistics and data show that in the world, more than 800,000 young people are tragically injured every year from avoidable injuries.

 

It is precisely in this prevention of child injury that standards play an important role, and because of the sensitivity of that category of population, standards relating to products for children are frequently reviewed and changed, in order to make the products they use as safe as possible.

 

In the December 2019 Decision on the published Serbian standards and related documents, ISS announced the publication of three standards related to the products for infants and children. The first standard is SRPS EN 1176-5:2019, Playground equipment and surfacing – Part 5: Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for carousels. The second refers to the children´s toys, SRPS CEN/TR 16411:2019, Child care articles – Compiled interpretations of CEN/TC 252 standards, and the purpose of this document is to offer answers to the requests for the interpretation and explanation of several standards, for example: EN 1888, EN 12586:2007, EN 12790:2009, EN 12221-1:2008, EN 12221-2:2008 and EN 1466.  

 

The third standard is SRPS EN 1130:2019, Children´s furniture - Cribs - Safety requirements and test methods. This document specifies safety requirements and test methods for cribs (including cradles, suspended cribs and bedside sleepers) for domestic and non-domestic use. The requirements apply to cribs with a maximum internal length of crib base of 900 mm which are intended to provide sleeping accommodation for infants, until they are able to sit unaided or pull or push themselves up on their hands and knees. This document does not apply to electrical safety.