At European Level, other legislations are relevant to childcare article more than the General Product Safety Directive, which cover in a complementary mode to the main legislation. Some of the principal relevant legislations concerning child safety are the following:
The Child Restraint System Regulation of the United Nations is a step forward on further improvement of child safety, and it introduces improvements for protecting children travelling as extended rear facing position for the child, side impact, and new test tools.
Following REACH requirements, manufacturers and importers have to demonstrate that the substances are safely used on plastic goods or furniture in order to improve the protection of human health. For the nursery articles covered by the materials and articles intended to come into Contact with food , ENPC members have an effective quality management of their manufacturing operators in their supply chain, and the materials and articles are consistently controlled to ensure conformity with the rules.
For guaranteeing electrical products in compliance with the European legislation, ENPC members are conformed to the Directive on Restriction of hazardous substance in electric and electronic products as well as Radio equipment.
It is important that only safe childcare articles are sold in the European Market, Protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) as well as ensuring a proper IPR enforcement at the external border.
Other additional relevant legislations are the following:
- Regulation 765/2008 on Requirements for accreditation and market surveillance, it will be amended by Regulation on Market surveillance of products, which is still under revision
- Regulation 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP)
- Directive 1999/5/EC Radio- and tele-terminal equipment (R&TTE) revised by Directive 2014/53 on radio equipment (applicable as of June 2016)
- Directive 2004/108/EC on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) revised by Directive 2014/30/EU on Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) (applicable as of 20 April 2015)
- Directive 2006/66/EC Batteries and accumulators amended by Directive 2013/56 on cadmium and mercury in batteries (applicable as of 1st July 2015)
- Directive 2006/95/EC on Low voltage electrical equipment revised by Directive 2014/35/EU on Low voltage electrical equipment (applicable as of 20 April 2016)
For further information on European legislation concerning nursery products, please contact Ms Daniela Morghenti at email@example.com