Warning Labeling Requirements for Children’s Product in the European Union

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Children Warning Labeling Requirements EU

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Warning labels are mandatory for a wide range of toys and other children’s products in the European Union. In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about age warnings, choking hazard warnings, adult supervision warnings, and other warning labeling requirements.

Further, keep in mind that the examples in this guide might already be outdated, so you should not use this guide as anything but an introduction to the concept of warning labels for toys and other children’s products.

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Children’s School Supplies & Stationary Regulations in the European Union

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Children’s school supplies and stationary are subject to various safety standards, testing, and labeling requirements in the European Union. In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about the Toy Safety Directive, CE marking, REACH, GPSD, EN standards – and other compliance requirements applicable to children’s school supplies and stationary.

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Children’s Jewelry Regulations in the European Union

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Children's Jewelry

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Children’s jewelry is subjected to several safety standards and regulations concerning substance restrictions, physical properties, and more.

In this guide, we discuss applicable regulations and directives such as REACH, the General Product Safety Directive, and the Toy Safety Directive, which apply to jewelry that has a play value. More specifically, we cover EN standards, documentation, labeling, and lab testing requirements.

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Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation in the European Union

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POPs Regulation European Union

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Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are chemical compounds that can be found in certain types of consumer products, such as apparel & textiles, upholstered furniture, and electronic components. POPs are restricted in the EU under the POPs Regulation. Continue reading Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation in the European Union

Baby Pacifier Standards & Regulations in the European Union

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Baby pacifiers are for obvious reasons subject to strict safety standards and substance rest restrictions. In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about general safety requirements, EN standards, REACH, lab testing, and much more.

We also explain why you should not assume that pacifiers manufactured outside the EU are designed to comply with European Union safety requirements in mind.

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Buying EN Standards Online: A How-To Guide

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EN Standards

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EN standards cover everything from electrical safety and substances, to mechanical toy safety. It’s often necessary that importers and manufacturers carefully study the technical aspects of all relevant EN standards even at the early stages of product development. That said, EN standards are generally not available for free – but must be purchased online.

Further, EN standards can often be purchased both digitally (PDF file) or as a physical hardcopy.

In this guide, we list several online stores where you can buy EN standards covering electronics, toys, textiles, medical devices, machinery, and many other product categories. Continue reading Buying EN Standards Online: A How-To Guide

Product User Instructions Requirements in the European Union

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Product User Instructions

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User instructions are generally speaking documents explaining how to install, properly use, and dispose of products. User instructions can also include battery replacement instructions, warning texts, and more.

While consumers often take user instructions for granted, many importers and manufacturers overlook the fact that user instructions are mandatory for a wide range of products in the European Union. Hence, failing to create a sufficient user instruction document can result in fines or a product recall.

Keep reading, and learn the basics that importers, manufacturers, and Amazon sellers must know about creating user instructions for electronics, toys, and many other consumer products.

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Battery Directive Guide for EU Importers: An Overview

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Planning to import batteries to the EU? In this guide, we introduce what importers and manufacturers should know about the Battery Directive, including restricted substances, labeling requirements, registration process, collection and recycling scheme, and testing companies providing product compliance services. Continue reading Battery Directive Guide for EU Importers: An Overview

Baby Carrier Safety Standards & Regulations in the European Union

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Baby carriers imported to and manufactured in the European Union must be designed to comply with safety standards in mind. There are also chemicals and heavy metals restrictions to factor in. In addition, baby carriers must also be correctly labeled, lab tested, and documented.

In this guide, we cover what EU-based importers and manufacturers must know about baby carrier compliance requirements, including GPSD, EN 13209-1, EN 13209-2, REACH, and more.

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Supplement Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Planning or import or manufacture supplements in the European Union? In this guide, we cover the basics of substance restrictions, labeling, notification, documentation, and lab testing requirements for a range of supplements products in the EU.

Supplements are considered as food products in the EU and are mainly regulated by Directive 2002/46/EC – which we cover in more detail in this guide. That said, other regulations may apply if the supplements contain colorants or sweeteners.

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