Turkey Proposes to Amend Safety Requirements for Certain Consumer Products

Vol. 1018 | April 06, 2018

The Ministry of Customs and Trade of Turkey has proposed to amend the safety requirements for certain consumer products under the Communique published in Official Gazette No. 29701.

The proposed requirements are highlighted as follows:

  • Novelty lighters
    • shall not be placed on the market
  • Food imitation products
    • shall not lead to drowning, poisoning, or puncturing or blockage in the digestive system when consumed, sucked or swallowed by consumers, especially children
      Conformity shall be demonstrated through testing according to TS EN 71-1
  • Decorative products growing in liquid (commonly known as ‘water beads’)
    • shall not be placed on the market in stationery shops, toy shops and school canteens; also, they shall not be sold to children wherever it is possible to place them on the market
    • the packaging of these products shall not attract children's attention
    • product labels shall include a warning that could be seen during purchase that the product shall not be used for play purposes
  • Balloons filled with volatile gas
    • any volatile gases other than helium shall not be used to fill balloons
    • where balloons containing volatile gas are placed on the market, information text of A4 size at least (297 mm x 210 mm) shall be put a proper place in order to inform the consumers that the balloons are filled with helium gas and the helium gas is not a flammable gas
  • Standards for certain consumer products
    • the following standards for showing conformity with essential requirements for certain consumer products are proposed to be added to the Annex of the Communique:

      Product

      Reference and title of standard

      Baby walking frames

      TS EN 1273 Child use and care articles - Baby walking frames - Safety requirements and test methods

      Carry cots and stands

      TS EN 1466 Child care articles - Carry cots and stands - Safety requirements and test methods

      Cribs and cradles for domestic use

      TS EN 1130-1 Furniture - Cribs and cradles for domestic use - Part 1: Safety requirements

      TS EN 1130-2 Furniture - Cribs and cradles for domestic use - Part 2: Test methods

      Wheeled child conveyances

      TS EN 1888 Child care articles - Wheeled child conveyances - Safety requirements and test methods

      Soother holder

      TS EN 12586 Child use and care articles - Soother holder - Safety requirements and test methods

      Children's clothing

      TS EN 14682 Safety of children's clothing - Cords and drawstrings on children's clothing - Specifications

      TS EN 14878 Textiles - Burning behaviour of children's nightwear - Specification

      TSE CEN/TR 16792 Safety of children's clothing - Recommendations for the design and manufacture of children's clothing - Mechanical safety

      Food imitation products

      TS EN 71-1 Safety of toys - Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties

      Laser products

      TS EN 60825-1 Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements

      Baby/child carriers

      TS EN 13209-1 Child use and care articles - Child carriers; Safety requirements and test methods - Part 1: Framed back carriers

      TS EN 13209-2 Child use and care articles - Baby carriers - Safety requirements and test methods - Part 2: Soft carrier

      Baby bouncers

      TS EN 14036 Child use and care articles - Baby bouncers - Safety requirements and test methods

For more information:

John Wong
john.wong@intertek.com
852 3760 6310

 

 

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