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The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has published EN 1400:2013+A2:2018 Child use and care articles — Soothers for babies and young children — Safety requirements and test methods.

This European Standard specifies safety requirements relating to the materials, construction, performance, packaging and product information for soothers. This European Standard is applicable to products that resemble or function as a soother.

Major changes include the following:

  • Amending the overview of the requirements and the related test methods for different materials as listed in Table 4.
  • Expanding the list of soluble elements from 17 to 19 in Table 5 and amending some of these migration limits (see Table 1 below for the changes) for chromium (III) and chromium (VI), organic tin, arsenic, barium and nickel.
  • Strengthening the migration limit for bisphenol A (BPA) in Table 10, from 0.125 mg/L to 0.01 mg/L.
  • Amending the French translation in Table A1 of Annex A for warnings in a set form and order.

The standard was available from September 5, 2018 and will be published on March 31, 2019.

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