Almost half of kid’s finger paints not compliant

finger paints

November 3, 2015

Almost half of the children’s finger paints examined the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) does not meet the safety requirements. Some products did not meet the chemical requirements, while others lacked the important safety information. The NVWA has prohibited the sale of the non-compliant finger paints.

Revised Standard EN 71-7 For Fingerpaints Published

List of toy standards

The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) has recently published the new toy safety standard EN 71- 7:2014 for finger paints. This revised standard is expected to be harmonised under the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC for presumption of conformity.

Notified Bodies Explained

Notified Body: designated third party testing-, certification-, or inspection body.

The compliance assessment procedure of certain products with the Europeans standards, as laid down in their corresponding EU directive, may involve the notification of third-party, independent bodies. In the EU, such organisations are called Notified Bodies and their role is to evaluate whether the product complies with the relevant legislation in force.1) In this article we will discuss the role and responsibilities of Notified Bodies.