BS EN 12586. Child care articles. Soother holder. Safety requirements and test methods
|Standard number:||21/30430869 DC|
|Status:||Draft for Comment|
This standard 21/30430869 DC BS EN 12586. Child care articles. Soother holder. Safety requirements and test methods is classified in these ICS categories:
- 97.190 Equipment for children
This document specifies safety requirements relating to materials, construction, performance, packaging and labelling of soother holders (see B.1).
It includes test methods for the mechanical and chemical requirements specified.
This document is intended to provide safety requirements for soother holders. All products that allow the attachment of a soother intended for babies and young children with any other product are included in the scope. The soother holder has a holding device at one end for the soother, a garment fastener that attaches to any other product, e.g. the child’s garment and a connecting device linking these parts. The safety requirements of these other products cannot be considered in this document.
Where a soother holder is considered to have significant play value, the soother holder is expected to meet the safety requirements for toys as stated in the Toy Directive 2009/48/EC  in addition to those in this document. The addition of decorations or providing animal shaped fasteners does not automatically make the soother holder a toy. Where there is doubt concerning the classification of a soother holder as a toy, advice can be sought from an EU Toy Notified Body or the Member State’s Competent Authority for toys (see B.2).