Packaging - Safety guidelines for flexible plastic packaging to minimize the risk of suffocation to children

This Technical Report covers the safety of flexible plastics packaging that is likely to be accessible to children in the home and may pose a risk of suffocation. It includes flexible plastics packaging intended for single or repeated use.

Verpackung - Sicherheitsleitfaden für flexible Kunststoffverpackungen zur Reduzierung des Risikos der Erstickung von Kindern

Dieser Technische Bericht behandelt die Sicherheit von flexiblen Kunststoffverpackungen, die voraussichtlich für Kinder im Haushalt zugänglich sind und eine mögliche Erstickungsgefahr darstellen.
Er gilt für flexible Kunststoffverpackungen für die ein- oder mehrmalige Verwendung.

Emballage - Lignes directrices de sécurité relatives aux emballages en plastique souple pour réduire au minimum le risque d'étouffement des enfants

Le présent Rapport technique couvre la sécurité des emballages en plastique souple susceptibles d'être accessibles aux enfants chez eux et d'entraîner un risque d'étouffement.
Cela comprend les emballages en plastique souple à usage unique ou réutilisables.

Embalaža - Varnostne smernice za embalažo iz prožne plastike za zmanjšanje tveganja zadušitve pri otrocih

To tehnično poročilo zajema varnostne smernice za embalažo iz prožne plastike, do katere imajo lahko dostop otroci in predstavlja tveganje zadušitve. Vključuje embalažo iz prožne plastike, ki je namenjena enkratni ali večkratni uporabi.

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Published
Public Enquiry End Date
09-Feb-2012
Publication Date
20-Jan-2013
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
10-Jan-2013
Due Date
17-Mar-2013
Completion Date
21-Jan-2013

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST-TP CEN/TR 16353:2013
01-februar-2013
Embalaža - Varnostne smernice za embalažo iz prožne plastike za zmanjšanje
tveganja zadušitve pri otrocih

Packaging - Safety guidelines for flexible plastic packaging to minimize the risk of

suffocation to children

Verpackung - Sicherheitsleitfaden für flexible Kunststoffverpackungen zur Reduzierung

des Risikos der Erstickung von Kindern

Emballage - Lignes directrices de sécurité relatives aux emballages en plastique souple

pour réduire au minimum le risque d'étouffement des enfants
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: CEN/TR 16353:2012
ICS:
55.040 0DWHULDOLLQSULSRPRþNL]D Packaging materials and
SDNLUDQMH accessories
97.190 Otroška oprema Equipment for children
SIST-TP CEN/TR 16353:2013 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST-TP CEN/TR 16353:2013
TECHNICAL REPORT
CEN/TR 16353
RAPPORT TECHNIQUE
TECHNISCHER BERICHT
July 2012
ICS 55.040
English Version
Packaging - Safety guidelines for flexible plastic packaging to
minimize the risk of suffocation to children

Emballage - Lignes directrices de sécurité relatives aux Verpackung - Sicherheitsleitfaden zur Verminderung der

emballages en plastique souple pour réduire au minimum Erstickungsgefahr von Kindern durch flexible

le risque d'étouffement des enfants Kunststoffverpackungen

This Technical Report was approved by CEN on 25 March 2012. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee CEN/TC 261.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,

Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United

Kingdom.
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EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
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© 2012 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. CEN/TR 16353:2012: E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

Foreword ..............................................................................................................................................................3

Introduction .........................................................................................................................................................4

1 Scope ......................................................................................................................................................5

2 Terms and definitions ...........................................................................................................................5

3 Risk assessment ....................................................................................................................................5

4 Safety strategies ....................................................................................................................................5

4.1 General ....................................................................................................................................................5

4.2 Single use packaging ............................................................................................................................6

4.3 Repeated use packaging .......................................................................................................................6

5 Test equipment ......................................................................................................................................7

6 Test methodology ..................................................................................................................................7

Bibliography ........................................................................................................................................................8

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Foreword

This document (CEN/TR 16353:2012) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 261 “Packaging”,

the secretariat of which is held by AFNOR.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent

rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

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Introduction

This document presents guidance to minimize the risk of suffocation of children from flexible plastic

packaging.

Babies and young children play with anything to which they have easy access. Their lack of understanding of

hazards is such that they will use materials in ways for which they were not intended. Death or serious brain

injury can occur to young children as a result of suffocation when their nose and mouth become covered or all

the oxygen in the enclosure in which their heads are trapped is used up.

Parents and carers have a major role to play in reducing the risk of suffocation through supervision of children

and careful storage or disposal of packaging materials but it is not a reliable or complete solution. If the

packaging of products can be made safer without loss of functions, appropriate measures should be carefully

considered and implemented.

This document recognises that flexible plastic packaging is necessary to protect products , for example by:

 allowing the consumer to carry the product easily;
 preventing moisture contaminating the product;
 protecting the product from physical damage;

 ensuring that multiple units of a product remain together for transit, for example on a pallet.

Not all of these types of packaging are readily accessible to consumers.

Manufacturers should have regard for the safety aspects of any flexible plastic packaging that they use as well

as for environmental reasons.

NOTE Specific requirements for packaging materials are included in standards, including EN 71-1[1] and EN 1930

[2]. The guidance contained in this Technical Report does not replace that contained in specific standards.

The term “product” used for convenience throughout this document is intended to include anything

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