WTO Circulates Thailand’s Proposed Mandatory Standard for Pacifiers

Top Quote The WTO has circulated Thailand’s new proposed mandatory standard for pacifiers. It broadly follows the requirements in EN 1400:2013+A1:2014. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 20, 2019 - Thailand proposes the introduction of a mandatory standard for pacifiers.

    Currently, Thailand has an Industry Standard for Pacifiers – TIS 1025-2534 (1991). On November 19, 2019, The World Trade Organization (WTO) circulated Thailand’s proposal to introduce a new mandatory standard – designated TIS 1025-25XX (20XX). This new standard is largely based on the European standard EN 1400:2013+A1:2014 ‘Child use and care articles – Soothers for babies and young children – safety requirements and test methods.

    The proposed standard contains requirements relating to:
    • Materials
    • Construction
    • Performance
    • Chemicals
    • Packaging
    • Product Information

    Consistent with EN 1400:2013+A1:2014, the migration limits for certain elements within the proposed standard are:
    1. Aluminum (Al) - 1,430 mg/kg
    2. Antimony (Sb) - 60 mg/kg
    3. Arsenic (As) - 2.5 mg/kg
    4. Barium (Ba) - 200 mg/kg
    5. Boron (B) - 1,600 mg/kg
    6. Cadmium (Cd) - 1.8 mg/kg
    7. Chromium (Cr) - 50 mg/kg
    8. Cobalt (Co) - 14 mg/kg
    9. Copper (Cu) - 830 mg/kg
    10. Lead (Pb) - 2.5 mg/kg
    11. Manganese (Mn) - 300 mg/kg
    12. Mercury (Hg) - 10 mg/kg
    13. Nickel (Ni) - 100 mg/kg
    14. Selenium (Se) - 50 mg/kg
    15. Strontium (Sr) - 6,000 mg/kg
    16. Tin (Sn) - 20,000 mg/kg
    17. Zinc (Zn) - 5,000 mg/kg

    Comments on the proposed mandatory standard will be accepted until January 18, 2020.

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