France issues update to list of reference standards under Childcare Decree 91-1292
An updated list of reference standards for child use and care articles offering presumption of conformity with French Decree 91-1292 was published in the Official Journal of the French Republic the 24th of March.
The Decree 91-1292 of 20 December 1991 on the prevention of risks arising from the use of childcare articles, makes it an offence to manufacture, import, possess or offer for sale or distribute, whether free of charge or for a fee, childcare articles that do not meet the requirements of this decree. Specific mention of reference standards offering presumption of conformity is given in Article 4 of the Decree.
For the purposes of this Decree, a childcare article is defined as any product intended to provide or facilitate the sitting, washing, sleeping, transportation, and physical protection of infants and young children up to 4 years of age. It should be noted that the Decree does not apply to accessories for hygiene, bedding and equipment for the transport of children in private cars (this last is covered by United Nations Regulations R44 and R129).
The update of 24th march 2019 includes 3 new European standards and updates the reference of 1 existing European standard as follows:
- NF EN 1888-2: 2018 Child care articles. Wheeled child conveyances. Pushchairs for children above 15 kg up to 22 kg
- NF EN 17072: 2018 Child care articles. Bath tubs, stands and non-standalone bathing aids. Safety requirements and test methods
- NF EN 17022: 2018 Child care articles. Bathing aids. Safety requirements and test methods
- NF EN 1888-1: 2018 Child use and care articles. Wheeled child conveyances. Pushchairs and prams
It is important to note that presumption of conformity offered by the previous edition of BS EN 1888: 2012 ends on 1st March 2020.
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