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South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) has published two notifications amending safety standards for children’s products subject to supplier’s declaration of conformity.

The notifications are as follows:

  1. MOTIE Notification No. 2018-031 Notification on the Revision of Safety Standards for Children’s Products subject to Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity

This notification establishes the following:

  • Annex 1 – Leather Products for Children — Safety Standards for Children’s Products subject to Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity
  • Annex 15 – Textile Products for Children — Safety Standards for Children’s Products subject to Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity

The major amendments are:

  • Name change according to the other law (“Electric goods and household goods safety management law”) enactment
  • Application of final grace period of the whole Annex
  • Addition of supplemental information and instructions for improving the understanding of the complainant
  1. MOTIE Notification No. 2018-032 Notification on the Revision of Safety Standards for Children’s Products subject to Safety Confirmation

The notification amends Annex 1 – Textile Products for Infant — Safety Standards for Children’s Products subject to Safety Confirmation, with the following revisions:

  • Name change according to the other law (“Electric goods and household goods safety management law”) enactment
  • Application of final grace period of the whole Annex
  • Addition of supplemental information and instructions for improving the understanding of the complainant

The two notifications were enforced on March 5th, 2018.

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