Child care articles safety testing 

Childcare standards apply to items intended for children under 3 years of age. The key requirements of the childcare standards, as applicable and where specified, are: 
Mechanical properties — to ensure there are no small parts, sharp points or sharp edges 
Strict labelling and markings 
Performance properties — such as thermal shock and accuracy 
Textile properties — for safety and compliance 
Toxicity properties — including migration of heavy metals, nickel release, banned phthalates, nitrosamines, volatile organic materials and AZO dyes 
Food-safe properties — for plastic materials and articles in contact with food 
We will be happy to advise you on the tests your product will require. 

The following specific standards also apply: 

BSEN14350 Parts 1 and 2 
EU Standards for drinking equipment for children under 36 months 
BSEN14372 Parts 1 and 2 
EU Standards for cutlery and feeding utensils for children under 36 months 
EU Standards for all products connected to babies’ dummies and dummy chains for children under 36 months 
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