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Brazil Revises Models for Toy and Juvenile Products’ INMETRO Certification

INMETRO updates its certification models for allowing toys and juvenile products onto the Brazilian market.
( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2018-10-25 13:32:18 )
Brazil’s National Institute of Metrology Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) has issued an update to its certification scheme for toys and juvenile products.

The certification scheme, INMETRO Ordinance 563/2016, provides three routes to achieving certification for toys and juvenile products. These are:

• Certification Model 5 – Quality Management System Certification with product testing
• Certification Model 2 – product testing followed by periodic maintenance assessment
• Certification Model 1B (formerly 7) – batch certification

Stakeholders should be aware of the following changes to these routes:

• Certification 5
o The factory shall present an ISO 9001 Quality Management System certificate, awarded by a recognized certification body
o An audit will be requested (considering table 3 of Ordinance 118:2015)
o Samples will be collected from the factory for testing
o First maintenance check 6 months after initial evaluation, followed by another 6 months later. If no non-conformities are found during two consecutive maintenance checks, the period increases to 12 months
o If a non-conformity is found, the frequency reverts to every 6-months
• Certification 2
o OCP must evaluate, validate and record classification as MEI, MPE and/or toy craftsman considering the requirements of item 6.1.1
o Item 6.1.1 - Complementary Law nº 123 enforcement, December 14, 2006, and Complementary Law n.º 147, August 7, 2014, which changes the Complementary Law n.º 123, December 14, 2006, or any of its updates (in the case of Certification Model 2)
o Samples will be collected from the factory for testing
o First maintenance check 6 months after initial evaluation, followed by another 6 months later. If no non-conformities are found during two consecutive maintenance checks, the period increases to 12 months
o If a non-conformity is found, the frequency reverts to every 6-months
• Certification 1B
o Certification done for every single batch
o Sample size depends on the batch size, ranged from 3 to 71pcs
o Sampling at origin is prohibited

It should be noted the test requirements are:

• NM300-1 Physical & Mechanical Requirement
• NM300-2 Flammability
• NM300-3 Migration of certain elements
• NM300-4 Experimental chemistry sets
• NM300-5 Chemistry sets other than experimental sets
• NM300-6 Safety of electric toy. Phthalates, formamide, microbiological, bite and boiling requirements under Annex A of the Conformity Assessment Requirements of Ordinance 563/2016
• Annex I Ordinance 563/2016 – Technical Quality Regulation for Toys

To gain access to the Brazilian market, importers should apply to local Brazilian certification bodies (CBs). These will co-ordinate with the testing and inspection organization, such as SGS, to ensure the correct auditing, sampling and testing are performed. Reports are then sent to the CB, which will issue the necessary Certificate of Compliance.

SGS Toy & Juvenile Product Services
SGS is one of Brazil’s largest INMETRO-accredited CBs. They have the capabilities in place to help companies ensure their products are compliant with applicable standards. They also provide consulting, training, product development, testing, audit and inspection services to ensure that products comply with strict regulations worldwide, demonstrating the safety and quality of juvenile products being brought to the market. Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services. [www.sgs.com/en/consumer-goods-retail/toys-and-juvenile-products/juvenile-products-and-childcare-articles]

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Brazil Updates INMETRO Certification Models for Toys and Juvenile Products SafeGuardS. [www.sgs.com/en/news/2018/10/safeguards-13118-brazil-updates-inmetro-certification-models-for-toys-and-juvenile-products]

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For further information contact:

Johnny CK Tam
SGS Hong Kong Ltd
Tel: +852 6018 3639
Email: crs.media@sgs.com
Website: www.sgs.com/hardlines

About SGS
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.


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