European Union (EU) introduces a new standard for young children’s drinking equipment that combines and supersedes two previous standards.
The European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation, CEN) published EN 14350:2020 ‘Childcare articles – Drinking Equipment – Safety requirements and test methods’ in June 2020. In addition to combining two previous standards, the new standard also introduces several important changes. These include:
The new standard also has migration limits for 19 soluble elements, including two forms of chromium. The previous standard only had migration limits for 8 substances, of which chromium was included as a single group. The migration limits (mg/kg) in EN 14350:2020 are:
EN 14350:2020 covers drinking equipment aimed at children aged zero to 48 months. It includes safety requirements relating to materials, construction, performance, packaging, and product information. It combines and supersedes two previous standards:
The new standard is to be given the status of a national standard by December 2020, with conflicting national standards being withdrawn by June 2021. It is expected that the standard will be harmonized under Directive 2001/95/EC, the so-called General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), once it is officially accepted by the European Commission (EC) and published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).
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