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Products for kids and teenagers. Approval documents for import into the Customs Union

Products for kids and teenagers. Approval documents for import into the Customs Union



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Products for kids and teenagers are a special type of goods, so the safety of these products placed in the Russian and Eurasian markets is controlled thoroughly at the state level.



Within the Customs Union (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Armenia) the requirements to products for kids and teenagers as per TR CU 007/2011 On the Safety of Products intended for Kids and Teenagers are mandatory to comply with.

Documents confirming compliance with TR CU 007/2011

Compliance can be confirmed, depending on the requirements of the technical regulations:

Definitions according to TR CU 007:

  • newborns - babies under the age of 28 days, inclusively;
  • kids - users of products under the age of 14;
  • teenagers - users of products aged 14 to 18 years.

According to TR CU 007, clothes are divided into 3 layers:

  • Clothes and items of the 1st layer include the items directly contacting skin of a user, such as underwear and bedclothing, shaping underwear and swimwear, (summer) headwear, hosiery, handkerchiefs and kerchiefs, and other similar items.
  • Clothes and items of the 2nd layer include the items that are in limited contact with skin of a user, in particular, dresses, blouses, outer shirts, trousers, skirts, unlined suits, sweaters, jumpers, headwear (except for summer headwear), mittens, gloves, hosiery for autumn-winter season (socks, knee-high stockings), and other similar items.
  • Clothes and items of the 3rd layer include coats, short coats, jackets, trenches, lined suits, newborn wraps, and other similar items.

Certificate of the Customs Union 007/2011 shall be issued for the following products:

  • moulded and non-moulded rubber sanitary items for kids care;
  • sanitary items and fancy goods of plastic and metal;
  • bedclothing;
  • knit and textile underwear items of the 1st layer;
  • knit hosiery of the 1st layer;
  • knit and textile (summer) headwear of the 1st layer;
  • leather and textile clothes and items of the 2nd layer;
  • knit items of the 2nd layer;
  • knit, textile, leather headwear of the 2nd layer for kids under 1 year of age;
  • knit, textile, leather clothes and items of the 3rd layer for kids under 1 year of age;
  • fur clothes, items and headwear for kids under 1 year of age;
  • footwear, except for coarse felted footwear;
  • strollers;
  • bicycles.

The effect of TR CU 007/2011 does not apply to:

  • products designed and manufactured for
  • medical use;
  • child nutrition products;
  • perfumery and cosmetics;
  • sports items and equipment;
  • learning aids, schoolbooks, electronic learning editions;
  • toys, printed board games;
  • furniture;
  • custom-tailored products.

Which documents are to be issued depending on the layer

Clothes and items of the 1st layer:

  • under 3 years of age - State Registration Certificate + Declaration of Conformity with TR CU 007 to be issued;
  • over 3 years of age - TR CU 007 Certificate to be issued.

Clothes and items of the 2nd layer:

  • under 1 year of age - TR CU 007 Certificate to be issued;
  • over 1 year of age - TR CU 007 Certificate to be issued (it can be combined in one certificate, but the number of records increases).

Clothes and items of the 3rd layer:

  • under 1 year of age - TR CU 007 Certificate to be issued;
  • over 1 year of age - Declaration of Conformity with TR CU 007

Stockings and socks: Declaration of Conformity with TR CU 007;

1st layer over 3 years of age - TR CU 007 Certificate to be issued;
2nd layer under 1 year of age - TR CU 007 Certificate to be issued;
2nd layer over 1 year of age - TR CU 007 Certificate to be issued.

Headwear:

1st layer (summer) under 3 years of age - State Registration Certificate + Declaration of Conformity with TR CU 007 to be issued;
1st layer (summer) over 3 years of age - TR CU 007 Certificate to be issued;
2nd layer (winter) under 1 year of age - TR CU 007 Certificate to be issued;
2nd layer (winter) over 1 year of age - Declaration of Conformity with TR CU 007 to be issued.

Certification is performed as per schemes 1c, 2c, 3c, 4c.

Stages of obtaining TR CU 007/2011 Certificate

  1. To submit an application with the accredited certification body;
  2. Collection of all the necessary documentation;
  3. In case of stock-produced items, manufacturing process is to be analyzed;
  4. Sample collection for a testing laboratory;
  5. Testing itself with the Test Certificate for the products issued;
  6. Obtaining the Certificate of Conformity;
  7. Entering the data into the united register of the Federal Accreditation Service.

After every stage of certification process is successfully completed, the applicant shall mark the products with EAC mark , after which the products are released in the markets of the Customs Union countries.

Territorial limits: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyz Republic.

Validity period of certificates: The maximum validity period of a certificate issued is 5 years, the minimum, 1 year.

WWBridge has extensive experience in certification according to TR CU 007 2011. Please contact us by email [email protected], and our specialist will determine the need for certification or other forms of confirmation of the safety of manufactured products for kids and teenagers, and give a recommendation on choosing a suitable certification (declaration) scheme for your company.

Read also:
Remote audit for EAC certification of light industry products (clothes, shoes, and accessories)
Test it up! A closer look at the testing procedure for the TR CU 017





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