The lists of standards for testing personal protective equipment, packaging and products for children have been changed

On January 14, 2022, four decisions with changes in the lists of standards for testing compliance with the requirements of technical regulations for packaging, protective equipment, toys and products intended for children and adolescents were published.

The changes will cover 4 technical regulations

The changes discussed in this article concern:

  • Technical Regulations TR TS 005/2011 "On the safety of packaging"
  • Technical Regulations TR CU 008/2011 "On the safety of toys"
  • Technical Regulations TR TS 007/2011 "On the safety of products intended for children and adolescents"
  • Technical Regulations TR CU 019/2011 "On the safety of personal protective equipment"

New entries in the list of standards for packaging

Decision No. 2 approved the changes to the list of international and regional standards, and in their absence, also the national standards, which contain the principles and methods of testing, including the rules for sampling, in order to meet the requirements of the regulations on the safety of packaging and the process of assessing its compliance.

The key change concerns the addition of two items 86.1 and 86.2 to the document:

  • MVI.MN 6309-2020 on the mass concentration of chlorobenzene
  • KZ.A.01.062 with the butadiene migration level measurement procedure

Each of these measurement methods can be used from June 1, 2022 and will be valid until the appropriate GOST standard is listed.

Changes in the certification of products for children and adolescents

Decision number 3, on the other hand, affects changes in the list of standards with the methods of testing products for children and adolescents. The published explanations concern the same two methods of measuring butadiene and chlorobenzene, which were mentioned above. Entries MVI.MN 6309-2020 and KZ.A.01.062 have been added in entries 7 and 50 under the subheadings "chlorobenzene" and "butadiene". In addition, the chlorobenzene measurement procedure was added to items 18 and 21.

New standards for personal protective equipment

The last two decisions, numbered 4 and 5, introduce similar changes in the lists of standards for testing products to the requirements of the toy safety regulations and the regulations on the safety of personal protective equipment. The corresponding new entries for the list under the regulations for toys are 184 and 185, and for protective measures - 99.1 and 99.2.