SGS To Host Complimentary Webinar: Selling Safe Childcare Articles in France

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is inviting retailers, brand owners, designers and manufacturers of childcare products to a complimentary webinar on March 26 to learn about and comply with special regulations around the sale of their goods in France.

‘Everything you always wanted to know about French Decree 91-1292: Type examination (but were afraid to ask)’ explores the rules governing safety of childcare articles in France – regulation, scope, safety requirements and type examination. Published by France’s Ministry of Industry in 1991 to protect children under the age of four from risks linked to the use of childcare articles, French Decree 91-1292 has since been updated to address a European Market and the development of new products and new functions.

This webinar will explore the principles and latest requirements of the regulation and its background of safety philosophy. Participants will gain the knowledge and tools to assess the safety and compliance of their products in order to access the French market.

Webinar presenter, Catherine Follin-Arbelet – Global Business Development and Technical Manager, Juvenile Products at SGS said: “Parents and caregivers want to be confident that the products they purchase have been created with the safety of their children in mind. Childcare equipment and children’s furniture may appear safe, but these products can pose hazards if they are not manufactured to exacting safety rules.

“France was the first country to publish a regulation specific to childcare articles. We have designed this complimentary webinar to help ensure those involved in the design, manufacture and sale of childcare products are equipped to demonstrate the safety and quality of their goods to confidently sell their products in France.”

Catherine has acquired many years’ experience in juvenile products, initially in private testing labs developing juvenile products testing services. She joined SGS in 2010 as Manager of Children Products Testing, and today participates in CEN standardization works through European working groups. Catherine is convener of two working groups, on the safety of wheeled child conveyances (strollers, prams and pushchairs) and the safety of furniture for children (including cots, chairs, mattresses).

Approved laboratories
SGS’s facilities in Aix-en-Provence, France and Bradford, UK are two of just five laboratories approved by France’s Ministry of Industry to issue French Decree 91-1292 Certificates of Conformity.

There will be four opportunities to join this complimentary webinar:

March 26
Session 1 – 10am Central European Time – in English
Session 2 – 2pm Central European Time – in French
Session 3 – 3pm Central European Time – in English

April 2
Session 4 – 11am Central European Time – in German

Register to join your chosen webinar

For further information, please contact:

Stephanie Pionchon
Global Marketing Manager
t: +33 4 42 61 64 46

About SGS
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.