SGS Details Revisions to Standards Demonstrating Conformity with EU General Product Safety Directive

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  • (1888PressRelease) September 14, 2022 - SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising stakeholders that the European Union (EU) has amended its list of standards for presumption of conformity with the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD).

    The EU published Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/1401 to revise Annex 1 of Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1698 on August 16, 2022. It came into effect on the same day, as it was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

    The revision includes the following changes:

    Five standards added for children’s products. Entries:
    • 1a – EN 716-1:2017+AC:2019 ‘Furniture – Children’s cots and folding cots for domestic use – Part 1: Safety requirements’
    • 12a – EN 1272:2017 ‘Childcare articles – Table mounted chairs – Safety requirements and test methods’
    • 13a – EN 1400:2013+A2:2018 ‘Child use and care articles – Soothers for babies and young children – Safety requirements and test methods’
    • 48a – EN 14988:2017+A1:2020 ‘Children’s high chairs – Requirements and test methods’
    • 48b – EN 16120:2012+A2:2016 ‘Child use and care articles – Chair mounted seat’

    Five entries revised:
    • 3 – EN 914:2020 ‘Gymnastic equipment – Parallel bars and combination asymmetric/parallel bars – Requirements and test methods including safety’
    • 11 –
    • EN 1130:2019 ‘Children’s furniture – Cribs – Safety requirements and test methods’
    • EN 1130:2019/AC:2020
    • 14 –
    • EN 1466:2014 ‘Child use and care articles – Carry cots and stands – Safety requirements and test methods’
    • EN 1466:2014/AC:2015
    • 27 – EN ISO 9994:2019 ‘Lighters – Safety specification (ISO 9994:2018)
    • 66 –
    • EN IEC 62368-1:2020 ‘Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements’
    • EN IEC 62368-1:2020/A11:2020 (concerns only clauses 3.3.19 ‘Sound exposure’ and 10.6 ‘Safeguard against acoustic energy sources’ of EN IEC 62368-1:2020/A11:2020)

    The list of standards in Annex I was previously amended in December 2020 with Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1698.

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    For further information contact:

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

    Catherine Follin-Arbelet
    Global expert – Juvenile Products
    Tel: +33 (0)6 28 50 25 88

    Email: ( @ ) sgs dot com
    LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

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