Brazil Approves Quality Technical Regulation for Children’s Cots

Vol. 897 | February 19, 2016

On 1 February 2016, Brazil’s National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Ordinance No. 53/2016 to approve the Quality Technical Regulation for children's cots, including tailor-made, folding, convertible – when in cradle position – balance and swinging cots.

Children’s cots must be registered with INMETRO. This is a precondition to apply for the Conformity Identification Mark and for its availability in the domestic market.

From August 2017, only the children’s cots in compliance with Ordinance No. 53/2016 can be manufactured or imported.

From February 2019, the previous Ordinance No. 269/2011 and its amendment Ordinance No 594/2013 and 243/2015 will be revoked. Only children’s cots that comply with Ordinance No. 53/2016 can be sold.

Here are the main topics:

  • Quality Technical Requirements:
    • General requirements
    • Technical requirements
    • Marking and labelling requirements
    • Instructions for use
  • Evaluation of conformity, tests shall be performed according to:
    • NM 300-1
      Safety of toys Part 1: General, mechanical and physical properties
    • ABNT NBR 15860-1
      Furniture – Domestic type children´s cots and folding cots Part 1: Safety requirements
    • ABNT NBR 15860-2
      Furniture – Domestic type children´s cots and folding cots Part 2: Test methods
    • ABNT NBR 16067-1
      Furniture – Cribs and Cradles for domestic use until 900 mm Part 1: Safety requirements
    • ABNT NBR 16067-2
      Furniture – Cribs and cradles for domestic use until 900 mm Part 2: Test methods

 

For more information, please contact:

John Wong
john.wong@intertek.com
852 2173 8637

 

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