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Children´s week: 4-10 October 2021

Children's Week, is celebrated from 4 to 10 October, this year. Children's Week is a national event that is celebrated in our country during the first week of October, starting in 1934. The goal of Children's Week is to improve the position of the child in Serbia by encouraging the development of conditions for a better position of the child and reminding of the need to provide support to every child in our society.

One of the main characteristics of the standards is that they enable the creation of quality and safe products, which guarantee the preservation of the health and life of users. This is especially important for products used by children, which is why International and European standards have been developed and adopted to protect children and ensure safety during the sensitive period of growing up.

ISS has published two electronic collections that include Serbian standards in this area. Collection “Equipment and necessary area for children's playgrounds” (https://iss.rs/sr_Cyrl/oprema-i-potrebna-povrshina-za-dechja-igralishta-4-izdanje_p895.html) includes 9 standards from the SRPS EN 1176 and SRPS EN 1177 standards series. It is intended for organizations involved in the design and construction of children's playgrounds and playground equipment, inspection bodies, consumer associations, accredited testing laboratories, control bodies, distributors and other interested parties.

The standards collection “Safety of toys” (https://iss.rs/sr_Cyrl/bezbednost-decjih-igracaka-2-izdanje_p860.html) includes 13 standards from the SRPS EN 71 standards series, Toys and objects intended for babies and infants, which are harmonized with new approach Directive 2009/48/EC on safety of toys, as well as the standard SRPS EN 62115. These standards establish the requirements and methods of testing the mechanical and physical properties of children's toys, requirements for substances and materials used in toys, prohibited and dangerous materials, etc. It is intended for manufacturers of children's toys, inspection bodies, consumer associations, accredited laboratories for testing toys and distributors of toys for children.

In addition, ISS has adopted SRPS EN 16779-1 and SRPS EN 16779-2, referring to the textile child care articles, SRPS EN 16890 and SRPS EN 14988, referring to children's furniture, SRPS EN 14682 referring to children's clothing, SRPS EN 1888-1 referring to wheeled child conveyances, SRPS EN 12586, SRPS EN 1466, SRPS EN 1273, SRPS EN 13210-1, SRPS EN 14344 and SRPS EN 14350 referring to products for babies and infants, SRPS EN 17072 and SRPS EN 1080, referring to bicycles and impact protection helmets, SRPS EN 16923 and SRPS EN ISO 13127 referring to food products and foodstuffs and packaging, as well as SRPS EN IEC 60601-2 and SRPS EN IEC 80601-2-89 referring to medical devices used by children.

At this moment, the technical specification SRPS CEN/TR 17698, Ergonomics - Demands and availability of anthropometric and strength data of children in Europe is in the “New project approved” stage. This document contains guidance on identifying reliable sources of anthropometric and strength data published since 2000 for the European population under the age of 18 years. It is intended to give guidance to the stakeholders such as the standard writers, designers and manufacturers of products for children.

SRPS EN 16779-1, Textile child care articles - Safety requirements and test methods for children's cot duvets - Part 1: Duvet (excluding duvet covers)

SRPS EN 16779-2, Textile child care articles - Safety requirements and test methods for children's cot duvets - Part 2: Duvet covers (excluding duvet)

SRPS EN 16890, Children's furniture - Mattresses for cots and cribs - Safety requirements and test methods,

SRPS EN 17191, Children’s furniture - Seating for children - Safety requirements and test methods

SRPS EN 1130, Children's furniture - Cribs - Safety requirements and test methods

SRPS EN 14988, Children's high chairs - Requirements and test methods

SRPS EN 14682, Safety of children's clothing - Cords and drawstrings on children's clothing - Specifications

SRPS EN 1888-1, Child care articles - Wheeled child conveyances - Part 1: Pushchairs and prams

SRPS EN 12586, Child care articles - Soother holder - Safety requirements and test methods

SRPS EN 1466, Child care articles - Carry cots and stands for domestic use - Safety requirements and test methods

SRPS EN 1273, Child care articles - Baby walking frames - Safety requirements and test methods

SRPS EN 13210-1, Child care articles - Part 1: Children's harnesses, reins - Safety requirements and test methods

SRPS EN 14344, Child care articles - Child seats for cycles - Safety requirements and test methods

SRPS EN ISO 8098, Cycles - Safety requirements for bicycles for young children

SRPS EN 1080, Impact protection helmets for young children

SRPS EN 17072, Child care articles - Bath tubs, stands and non-standalone bathing aids - Safety requirements and test methods

SRPS EN 16923, Foodstuffs - Determination of T-2 toxin and HT-2 toxin in cereals and cereal products for infants and young children by SPE clean up and HPLC-MS/MS

SRPS CEN/TR 17698, Ergonomics - Demands and availability of anthropometric and strength data of children in Europe;

SRPS EN IEC 60601-2-50, Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-50: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant phototherapy equipment

SRPS EN IEC 80601-2-89, Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-89: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of medical beds for children

SRPS EN ISO 13127, Packaging — Child resistant packaging — Mechanical test methods for re-closable child resistant packaging systems

SRPS EN 14350, Child care articles - Drinking equipment - Safety requirements and test methods