The European Union (EU) has updated its list of standards for products in support of the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD, Directive 2001/95/EC).
The amendment revises the standards in two entries and adds three new standards for childrens products to Annex I of Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1698. This annex contains a list of standards for presumption of conformity with the GPSD.
The revised entries are:
o EN ISO 1286:2010 Ignition propensity of cigarettes (ISO 12863:2010)
o EN ISO 12863:2010/AC:2011
o EN ISO 12863:2010/A1:2016
o EN ISO 20957-9:2016 Stationary training equipment Elliptical trainers (ISO 20957-9:2016)
o EN ISO 20957-9:2016/A1:2019
The new standards for childrens products are:
Entry 52a EN 16890:2017 Childrens furniture Mattresses for cots and cribs
Entry 52b EN 17022:2018 Childcare articles Bathing aids
Entry 52c EN 17072:2018 Childcare articles Bathtubs, stands and non-standalone bathing aids
The amendment was published as Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1808, which amends Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1698.
GPSD covers products for which there is no specific legislation. It therefore complements directives for cosmetics, electrical and electronic equipment, and toys. It does not cover food, medical devices or pharmaceuticals, for which separate pieces of legislation exist.
Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1808 came into effect on December 1, 2020, as it was published in the OJEU.
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