EU Updates List of Standards Showing Presumption of Conformity to GPSD

A look at the changes brought in by a recent amendment in relation to standards for some consumer products, including mattresses, bathing aids and bathtubs, under the GPSD.
GENEVA - Dec. 17, 2020 - PRLog -- The European Union (EU) has updated its list of standards for products in support of the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD, Directive 2001/95/EC).

The amendment revises the standards in two entries and adds three new standards for children's products to Annex I of Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1698. This annex contains a list of standards for presumption of conformity with the GPSD.

The revised entries are:

·         Entry 37:

o   EN ISO 1286:2010 'Ignition propensity of cigarettes (ISO 12863:2010)'

o   EN ISO 12863:2010/AC:2011

o   EN ISO 12863:2010/A1:2016

·         Entry 57:

o   EN ISO 20957-9:2016 'Stationary training equipment – Elliptical trainers (ISO 20957-9:2016)'

o   EN ISO 20957-9:2016/A1:2019

The new standards for children's products are:

·         Entry 52a – EN 16890:2017 'Children's furniture – Mattresses for cots and cribs'

·         Entry 52b – EN 17022:2018 'Childcare articles – Bathing aids'

·         Entry 52c – EN 17072:2018 'Childcare articles – Bathtubs, stands and non-standalone bathing aids'

The amendment was published as Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1808, which amends Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1698.

GPSD covers products for which there is no specific legislation. It therefore complements directives for cosmetics, electrical and electronic equipment, and toys. It does not cover food, medical devices or pharmaceuticals, for which separate pieces of legislation exist.

Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1808 came into effect on December 1, 2020, as it was published in the OJEU.

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