UAE Proposes Control Scheme for Child Use and Care Articles

Vol. 841 | July 28, 2015

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has proposed a draft Control Scheme for child use and care articles. It applies to child use and care articles intended to use for infants and children, which are imported, made, manufactured or distributed within the UAE. If approved as proposed, these products shall comply with the mandatory standards listed in the following table.

Standard NumberTitle of Mandatory Standard

UAE.S/GSO 2079

Babies elastomeric feeding bottle teats

UAE.S/GSO 2015

Soothers for babies and young children - Part 1: General safety requirements

UAE.S/GSO 2016

Soothers for babies and young children - Part 2: Chemical requirements and tests

UAE.S/GSO 2073

Soothers for babies and young children - Part 3: Physical requirements

UAE.S/GSO 2074

Soothers for babies and young children - Part 4:Test methods for physical requirements

GSO 2164

Child use and care articles - Drinking equipment - Part 1: General and physical requirements

GSO 2168

Child use and care articles - Drinking equipment - Part 2: Test methods of general and physical requirements

UAE.S/GSO 2163

Child use and care articles - Drinking equipment - Part 3: Chemical requirements

GSO 2167

Child use and care articles - Drinking equipment - Part 4: Test methods of chemical requirements

EN 14372:2004

Child use and care articles - Cutlery and feeding utensils - Safety requirements and tests

Suppliers shall meet the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) or any schemes for food safety and quality management accepted in the UAE. Pictures and words used on product packaging shall not be contrary to the general rules and public morals as well as the Islamic values prevailing in the UAE.

Supplier shall also obtain the certificate of conformity by doing as follows:

  • Products manufactured, packed or imported shall be subject to the Form/Model (B) which sets out its requirements in the Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS).
  • Supplier shall provide all the technical documents, certificates and information that can demonstrate the conformity of the product with the requirements under this control scheme.

 

For more information, please contact:

Rob Burton
Email: rob.burton@intertek.com

 

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