New Brazilian Ordinance for Baby Walkers

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  • (1888PressRelease) April 30, 2021 - Brazil’s new Ordinance for baby walkers came into effect on April 1, 2021, thereby repealing INMETRO Ordinance 42/2018.

    INMETRO Ordinance No. 129 of March 19, 2021 contains Brazil’s consolidated technical regulations and conformity assessment requirements for baby walkers. Provisions in the Ordinance include:

    • Establishing the consolidated regulation for baby walkers in the form of quality technical regulations (Annex I), conformity assessment requirements (Annex II) and specifications for the conformity identification seal (Annex III) – suppliers may choose Certification Model 2, 5 or 1b for conformity assessment requirements
    • Clarification that the scope does not include baby walkers for therapeutic and curative purposes
    • Requiring (certified) baby walkers to be registered with INMETRO
    • Stating that baby walkers falling under the scope of the Ordinance are subject to market surveillance activities by INMETRO and other public enforcement agencies
    • Requiring suppliers to furnish the required information within 15 days when requested by INMETRO

    Complementary standards for conformity include:
    • ABNT NBR NM 300-1:2011 Toy Safety – Part 1: General, mechanical and physical properties
    • ABNT NBR NM 300-2:2004 Toy Safety – Part 2: Flammability
    • ABNT NBR NM 300-3:2011 Toy Safety – Part 3: Migration of certain elements
    • ABNT NBR 300-6:2004 Toy Safety – Part 6: Electric toy safety
    • ABNT NBR 5426:1985 Sampling plans and procedures for attribute inspection
    • ABNT NBR 16311:2014 Baby walkers – Safety requirements and test methods

    Manufacturers and suppliers of baby walkers for the Brazilian market are now advised to check their products conform to the current Ordinance. Products with certification against Ordinance 42/2018 will require assessment against the new Ordinance at their next evaluation.

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    Dr. HingWo Tsang
    Global Information and Innovation Manager
    Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

    Bruno Grigoleto
    Tel: (+55) 11 2664 9595 ext. 8060

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