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INMETRO Publishes Decree to Extend Regulation for the Safety of Children’s Cots

October 16, 2015

BRAZIL - The Brazilian National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) has published Decree No. 422 to establish the mandatory general and technical requirements for suppliers when placing children's cots on the national market.

The decree also specifies the need to label and mark domestic children’s cots with the following information in Portuguese:

I. Name, company name and tax ID (CNPJ or CPF) of domestic manufacturer or importer
II. Name, company name and tax ID (CNPJ or CPF) Registry holder supplier, except for children's custom cribs
III. Identification Mark of Conformity with the number of registration, except for Children's custom cribs:
• The Conformity Identification Mark can be affixed in accessories or parts Removable product
• In the product packaging affixing of the Conformity Identification Mark can be made by printing, cliche or gluing
IV. Commercial Product designation
V. Manufacturing date (day, month and year, in that order)
VI. Batch identification or other identification to allow traceability of the product
VII. Type 1 for cribs, where the mattress is not an integral part of the crib, a marking saying can only be used with mattresses with a maximum thickness of 120 mm
VIII. Cots for type 2, if the mattress is not an integral part of the crib, a marking saying only mattresses with a maximum thickness of s 90 mm can be used.
IX. Country of Origin, appointments are not being accepted through economic blocs, nor indications by flags of countries, only the packaging X. Commercial bar code to identify the brand, model and version of the product, When exists only in the package

The decree also specifies instruction details for use and manual with WARNINGS and GUIDELINES.

A comment period for public consultation was open through September 30, 2015.
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