SGS Summarizes New Peruvian Chemical Restrictions for Baby Products

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 085.24 to provide stakeholders with an overview of Peru’s new stricter national requirements for chemicals in baby products.

Issued by the Ministry of Health, Directorial Resolution No. 52-2024-DIGEMID-DG-MINSA came into effect on April 28, 2024. It contains several important provisions, including:
– Banning the use of bisphenol A (BPA) for manufacturing baby products
– Restricting the following chemicals in baby items made from vulcanized rubber, silicone or thermoplastic elastomer containing certain materials:
1) N-nitrosamines – less than 0.01 mg/kg (sum)
2) N-nitrosatable substances – less than 0.1 mg/kg (sum)
– Restricting two groups of phthalates for baby products containing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) materials:
1) Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), diisonyl phthalate (DINP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) – no more than 0.1%
2) Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) – less than 0.1%

    In addition, 19 (soluble) elements are restricted in three categories of baby product. Each category and element has its own requirement.

    The products categories are:
    – Liquid feeding products (bottles, food bags, liquid feeding cups and nipples, among others)
    – Pacifiers (teats or lollipops)
    – Teethers

    SGS experts publish SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that could impact their business. SafeGuardS 085.24 provides an overview of the new Peruvian restrictions and includes a table detailing all the requirements for the three product categories and 19 (soluble) elements.

    Stakeholders should review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 085.24 for more details.   

    SGS Toy & Juvenile Product Services
    SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that products comply with relevant standards for childcare articles and children’s equipment. They provide consulting, training, product development, testing, audit and inspection services to ensure that products comply with strict regulations worldwide, demonstrating the safety and quality of juvenile products being brought to the market. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services.

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    For further information contact:

    Dr. HingWo Tsang
    Global Information and Innovation Manager
    Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

    Lara Gallego
    Technical Specialist
    Packaging Regulations Consultant – Mercosur/Brazil
    Tel: +55 11 2664-9595 ext. 8873

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