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Newsflash | Europe | Update of toy guidance document for Soother holders

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Eurofins newsflash Toys and Childcare

 

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Update of toy guidance document for Soother holders

 

On 26th September 2019, the European Commission published the update of Guidance document No 19 on Soother holders.

 

The aim of this guide is to help to distinguish between soother holders that are toys and those that are not. It provides a lot of examples with pictures to see the differences between a toy and childcare product in order to be able to have good criteria for classification.

 

It must always be kept in mind that, regardless of whether a soother holder is classified as a toy or not, it is a product for very young children that has to be safe.  The highest risks of soother holders lay in their mechanical and physical properties, thus the most important standards are:

 

  • EN 12586 Child use and care articles. Soother holder. Safety requirements and test methods.
  • EN 71-1 Safety of toys - Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties.