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Korean’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy had released two notices that aims to amend safety confirmation specific to infant’s textile products and infant and children’s leather products and children’s textile products.

The notices are:

  1. MOTIE Notification No. 2017–16 Safety Standards for Children’s Product Subject to Safety Confirmation specific to infant’s textile products

This Notice provides amendments to the requirements on restricted substances to be use on infant’s textile products. The changes are identified in Annex 1 Textile products for infants. The changes are mainly to update the hazardous material list and limits of the following:

  • Add: NP and NPEO as hazardous material with total concentration less than 100 mg/kg in infant’s textile products
  • Add: Total cadmium with concentration less than 75 mg/kg in infant’s textile products
  • Revise: Disperse Dyes from “Prohibited” to “50 mg/kg (each)” in infant’s textile products

 

  1. MOTIE Notification No. 2017–17 Safety Standards for Children’s Product Subject to Safety Confirmation intended for infant and children’s leather products and children’s textile products

These notice specifies the following revisions as identified in Annex 1 Children’s leather goods and Annex 15 Children’s textile products. The changes are mainly to update the hazardous material list and limits of the following:

  • Add: NP and NPEO with total concentration less than 100 mg/kg in children’s textile products

Add: Total cadmium with concentration less than 75 mg/kg in children’s textile products

  • Revise: Disperse Dyes from “Prohibited” to “50 mg/kg (each)” in children’s textile products
  • Revise: Cr VI from “0.5 mg/kg” to “3 mg/kg” in infant’s leather products

These notices will take effect from February 1, 2018.

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