Changes to the CU technical regulation on children’s products (CU TR 007/2011) have been approved by the Commission of the EurAsEC

On 23 March 2017, the EurAsEC published a decree No 23 concerning the approval of changes in the Customs Union (CU) technical regulation on “Safety of products for children and teenagers” (CU TR 007/2011). The document was adopted according to the established rules on public consultation and internal harmonisation on 21 March, and entered into force on the day of its publication on 23 March 2017.

The changes approved clarify the following issues: the definition of the “standard sample”; the notion of “clothes of 2-nd and 3-rd layers”; footwear requirements; requirements on the marking/labelling of products; list of goods – subject of the compliance procedure; rules on the implementation of the compliance procedure.

Hence, the list of goods for children under 3 years old, which are subject of the state registration and the subsequent declaration procedure, was extended to the disposable utensils and utensils made of plastic, glass, faience, etc. The list will include dishes for children over 3 years old; while a list of products subject of declaration of conformity will be supplemented with bedding.

 Technical regulations should also be revised with new provisions concerning the toothbrush marking requirements. CU TR 007/2011 about “Safety of products for kids and teenagers” was approved by EurAsEC on 23September 2011 and has been in force since 1 July 2012.