Juvenile and Childcare Products: SGS to Hold Seminar on Regulation Updates

SGS to hold a seminar on juvenile and childcare products regulation updates on 20 November 2014 in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Aix en Provence, France, November 06, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The juvenile products industry is constantly changing. Consumers have more expectations, the products are more technical, and standards are regularly discussed, amended and revised.

To enlighten professionals of the juvenile products industry worldwide about their obligations, SGS organizes a seminar on 20 November 2014 in Aix-en-Provence (France). Throughout three conferences held in English and an exclusive visit of the SGS laboratory, attendees will be able to meet the experts and discuss various issues on any juvenile products: furniture, equipment, small childcare articles.

Three Conferences on Regulation Updates for Juvenile Products

- 9h30 – 10h00: Welcome

- 10h00 – 11h00: Conference 1. What are the regulation updates applicable to the mechanical and flammability tests for the French and European markets?
Myriam Jovelet, Juvenile Products Expert – SGS
Update on the normative references and regulations to be used to demonstrate the safety of the juvenile products, considering the forthcoming updates: French decree and General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), European standards.

- 11h00 – 12h00: Conference 2. What are the chemical requirements for the French and European markets?
Catherine Follin Arbelet, Global Juvenile Products Expert – SGS
Focus on the concerned substances, their limits and new substances: EN 71-3 (heavy metals), REACH, Bisphenol A (BPA), food contact requirements, etc.

- 12h00 – 13h00: Conference 3. What are the legal requirements in USA/Canada, Brazil, China, Russia?
Catherine Follin Arbelet, Global Juvenile Products Expert – SGS
Overview of major regulatory requirements/specificities in these 5 countries.

- 13h00 – 14h00: Lunch

- 14h00 – 15h00: Lab tour

Conditions of Registration to the SGS Seminar

Registration fees: 90 € HT
The seminar will be held in English. It will take place on Thursday 20 November 2014 at:
Le Carré d’Aix – La Robole
190, rue Pierre Duhem
13856 Aix en Provence Cedex 3

Conditions of cancellation and invoicing:
Registration will be by order of entry. Places are limited. In case of cancellation, please notify SGS no later than November the 10th. Billing will be made after the event.

Send an email to Aude Caplet (Mailto: aude.caplet@sgs.com) to register for the SGS seminar and precise name and company of each participant.

About SGS Services for Juvenile Products

SGS has dedicated experts and services (http://www.sgs.com/~/media/Global/Documents/Brochures/SGS%20Juvenile%20Products%20Services%20A4%20EN%2013%20V1.ashx) to assist clients in the development of juvenile products and childcare articles. SGS offers physical/mechanical tests, chemical tests, packaging evaluation and inspections to ensure the compliance of products in target markets. With the largest global network of juvenile products experts and testing facilities around the world - SGS is the partner to trust.

Please do not hesitate to contact an SGS expert for further information.

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 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.
SGS Consumer Testing Services
Aude Caplet
+33 1 41 24 89 97
International Sales Manager - Toys & Juvenile Products