Indonesian Standard for Restricted Substances for Baby and Children’s Clothing
04/08/2013

In accordance with the Indonesian Ministry of Industry’s directive no. 72/M-IND/PER/7/2012, the Indonesian government began to enforce a mandatory Indonesian National Standard SNI 7617-2010 related to azo dyes and formaldehyde content in fabrics for baby.

Online PR News – 08-April-2013 – 08.04.2013, MĂĽnchen – In order to ensure effective implementation of this directive, the importer or manufacturer is required to certify their fabrics for baby and children’s clothing via one of the testing laboratories assigned by LSPro (Lembaga Sertifikasi Produk - Product Certification Agent) and/or a technical institution equivalent to LSPro appointed by the Indonesian Ministry of Industry. Under this supervisory framework, a conformity assessment body is responsible for:

• Testing the azo dyes and formaldehyde content in fabrics for baby and children’s clothing according to SNI 7617-2010 and to certify compliant products.(2)
• Issuing of SPPT-SNI (Sertifikat Produk Penggunaan Tanda SNI: product certificate bearing SNI logo) to compliant product.

SNI 7617-2010: Textile - Requirements of azo dyes and formaldehyde content in fabrics for baby and children’s clothing

This is a new SNI standard developed to complement directive no. 72/M-IND/PER/7/2012.(1) This standard relates to health and safety and specifies the requirements of azo dyes and formaldehyde content in fabrics for baby and children’s clothing. This standard defines baby as up to 36 months and children’s as over 36 months. It applies to fabrics that are directly in contact with the skin, both made of woven and knitted fabrics of various types of fibers and fiber blends.

SGS summarizes the requirements for azo dyes and formaldehyde content in fabrics for baby and children’s clothing in a recently published news article (http://www.sgs.com/en/Our-Company/News-and-Media-Center/News-and-Press-Releases/2013/02/SGS-Indonesia-Accredited-for-Azo-Dye-Testing-for-the-Indonesian-National-Standard-SNI.aspx).

About SGS Softlines Services

The PT SGS Indonesia laboratory is one of the laboratories designated by the Indonesian Ministry of Industry to carry out quality tests on fabrics for baby and children’s clothing in accordance with the requirements in the SNI 7617-2010. The full list of designated LSPro (Lembaga Sertifikasi Produk - Product Certification Agent) and testing laboratories can be found in the Ministry of Industry Directive No 02/M-IND/PER/1/2013.(3)

SGS Global Softlines has an extensive network of over 40 laboratories worldwide, with a strong team of committed professionals from multi-disciplinary backgrounds. Their internationally accredited state-of-the-art testing laboratories offer a comprehensive range of physical, chemical and functional testing services (http://www.sgs.com/en/Consumer-Goods-Retail/Softlines-and-Accessories/Textile-and-Clothing/Testing.aspx) for components, materials and finished products. SGS helps your company ensure quality, performance and compliance with international, industrial and regulatory standards worldwide.

References (available in Indonesian only):
(1) Regulation of the Minister of Industry No 72/M-IND/PER/7/2012 (http://regulasi.kemenperin.go.id/site/download_peraturan/1266)
(2) Regulation of the Minister of Industry No 86/M-IND/PER/9/2009 – (See article no 11 paragraph (1) and article no12 paragraph (3) for more information) (http://regulasi.kemenperin.go.id/site/download_peraturan/567)
(3) Regulation of the Minister of Industry No. 02/M-IND/PER/1/2013 (http://regulasi.kemenperin.go.id/site/download_peraturan/1412)

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