New School Article Regulations for Brazilian Markets

Brazil’s new ordinance detailing the
consolidated conformity assessment requirements for school articles came into
effect on November 1, 2021.

Issued by the Brazilian Ministry of
Economy/National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) in
October 2021, Ordinance No. 423 relates to school articles for children aged
under 14 years.

It has several important provisions, including:

  • Establishes
    a school article regulation in the form of consolidated conformity assessment
    requirements (Annex I) and specifications for the conformity identification
    seal (Annex II) – suppliers may choose Certification Model 1b (batch testing)
    or 5 for conformity assessment requirements
  • Requires
    certified school articles to be registered with INMETRO
  • States
    school articles falling under the scope of the Ordinance are subject to market
    surveillance activities by INMETRO and other public enforcement agencies
  • Requires
    suppliers to provide required information within 15 days when requested by INMETRO
  • Provides a
    list of 24 product categories that are considered as falling under the scope of
    school articles (Annex III)
  • Requires
    certificates that have been issued to be revised to comply with the Ordinance
    in the next assessment

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The ordinance also classifies school articles into three age groups:

  1. More than
    3 and up to 6 years old
  2. More than
    4 and up to 6 years old
  3. More than
    6 and up to 14 years old

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Domestic manufacturers and importers have
until December 31, 2022, to revise their conformity identification seal layout
(Annex II).

Stakeholders are advised to now check
their school article products conform to the latest Brazilian regulations.

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