15 May 2014
Indonesia - New Decree of National Standard for Baby Clothing
The Ministry of Industry has issued a new Decree of Minister of Industry No. 07/M-IND/PER/2/20141 for the compulsory implementation of Indonesian National Standard (SNI) 7617:2013. This SNI outlines the requirements regulating the use of azo dyes, formaldehyde and extracted metal contents in fabric for babies clothing. This new Decree will become effective on 17 May 2014 and supersedes the previous regulation No. 72/M-IND/PER/7/20122.
All clothes for babies up to 36 months that are made of woven and/or knitted fabrics containing various types of fibers and fiber blends that come in direct contact with the skin are required to comply with the requirements for azo dyes, formaldehyde and extracted metal contents in accordance with the SNI 7617:2013.
The chemical requirements for baby clothes according to SNI 7617:2013:
Restricted Hazardous Chemicals
Requirements for Baby Clothes
Carcinogen Azo Dyes (a)
Not use (b)
Not detected (c)
Extracted Metal Contents
≤ 25 mg/kg
≤ 0.2 mg/kg
(a) List of amine compound group III (MAK – Germany) category 1 and 2 according to Annex A in SNI 7334.1
(b) If less than 20 mg/kg is reported as “not use”
(c) Based on SNI ISO 14184-1 if less than 20 mg/kg is reported as “not detected”
All baby clothing imported or produced, distributed and marketed in Indonesia should be labelled with the SNI certification mark (Certificate of SNI Labelled Products, SPPT-SNI). The SNI certification mark must be issued by a Product Certification Body (LSPro) that has been accredited by the National Accreditation Body of Indonesia (KAN) and appointed by the Minister of Industry. The certificate must shown that the product conforms to the SNI 7617:2013 requirements and the SNI label should put on each product in an easily accessible area.
Our PT SGS Indonesia laboratory has been designated by the Indonesian Ministry of Industry as one of the labs to perform quality tests on fabrics for baby clothing in accordance with the SNI requirements. Overseas testing laboratories that have been designated by the Indonesian Ministry of Industry and have accreditations recognized by an APLAC/ILAC agreement between KAN and their country’s accreditation body can perform the testing according to SNI requirements. The testing will only be accepted from countries that have bilateral or multilateral agreements with the Republic of Indonesia in the field of technical regulations.
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