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France - decree 91-1292 - update to list of standards to give presumption of conformity to safety requirement

An updated list of standards that give presumption of conformity to the decree 91-1292 relating to the prevention of risks arising from the use of childcare articles has been published in the French Official Journal on 26 June 2014.1

The list includes the latest amendments to the following standards:

  • NF EN 716-1 +A1: February 2013 – Children’s cots and folding cots for domestic use – Safety requirements
  • NF EN 716-2 +A1: February 2013 – Children’s cots and folding cots for domestic use – Test methods
  • NF EN 12221-1 +A1: October 2013 – Changing units for domestic use – Safety requirements
  • NF EN 12221-2 +A1: October 2013 – Changing units for domestic use – Test methods2
  • NF EN 14988-1 +A1: October 2012 – Children’s high chairs – Safety requirements
  • NF EN 14988-2 +A1: October 2012 – Children’s high chairs – Test methods3

The list additionally includes the latest standards published:

  • NF EN 16120 +A1: June 2014 – Chair mounted seats
  • NF EN 16232: September 2013 – Infant swings
  • NF D 60-300-4: November 2012 – Requirements and test methods for toddler beds

In order to ensure a smooth transitional period this text specifies that it will still be possible to produce or import articles that conform to the previous standards that have been replaced within one year from the date of publication which means until 1 July 2015; and that it will be possible to sell out all stocks already constituted.

SGS has dedicated experts and services to assist you in the development of juvenile products and childcare articles. SGS offers physical/mechanical tests, chemical tests, packaging evaluation, inspections to ensure the compliance of your products in target markets.

Armed with two labs (Aix en Provence and Bradford) offering comprehensive testing capabilities against EU standards and approved by the Ministry in charge of Industry within the frame of the French Decree, SGS offers a one stop full service to the juvenile products industry.

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2 SGS-Safeguard 197/13

3 SGS-Safeguard  145/12

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