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Law Name:Labeling Criteria for Baby CribsCH

As promulgated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs pursuant to the public notice of November 15, 1999. (Ref. NO. Chin (88) Shan 88224707)
As amended by the Ministry of Economic Affairs pursuant to the public notice of July 2.2004. (Ref. No. Chin (93) Shan 09302108710)
As amended by the Ministry of Economic Affairs pursuant to the public notice of February 24.2023. (Ref. No. Chin Shan 11204703890)

Law Content:

1.This Criteria is stipulated pursuant to Article 12 of the Commodity Labeling Act.
2.The baby cribs referred to in the criteria are the cribs for the sleeping and caring of infants. Baby cribs come in the following types:
(1)Sleeping: for babies to sleep in.
(2)With fences: to restrict the moving range of the baby once the bed plate is removed.
(a)Single: serving as a fence once the bed plate is removed.
(b)Double: the side frame in a double folded structure, to be assembled into a fence covering larger footprint.
(3)Cradles: suitable for most families, for the caring and sleeping of babies no more than six months old.
3.The label of baby cribs shall include the following:
(1)Name of commodity and model number;
(2)Commodities manufactured domestically, the name, address and service telephone number of the manufacturer, contractor or distributor shall be labeled. Imported commodities, the name, address and service telephone number of the importer or distributor and the foreign name of the foreign manufacturer or foreign contractor shall be labeled;
(3)Place of origin;
(4)Major components/ingredients or materials;
(5)Size of the baby crib, and the maximum weight permitted(in terms of kilograms);
(6)Applicable age (in terms of months);
(7)"Year, month" or "year, week" of manufacturing;
(8)Methods of use (with operating methods such as assembly, adjustment, maintenance, or folding up);
(9)Precautions and emergency treatments;
(10)Warnings. Its text content is as follows:
(a)Warning! The baby should be removed if you would like to fold or adjust the crib.
(b)Warning! No objects that the baby may step on or grab should be placed on the area surrounding the interior and the exterior of the crib.
(c)Warning! The baby crib should be placed on an even surface and should not be in proximity of any dangerous objects such as fire or electric stoves.
(d)Warning! It is not allowed to attach to the baby crib any ropes or any dangerous objects likely to fall off.
(11)Special warnings shall be labeled if hazards to the safety of users are apprehended. Examples of special warning are shown below:
(a)Cribs that are collapsible, foldable, or adjusted for heights: "Warning! Please ensure all the fastenings are secured properly before use."
(b)Cribs with attached or hanging devices or components (e.g. mosquito nets):"Warning! It is necessary to ensure the attached devices or components will not be touched or grabbed by the baby.
(c)Cribs that can also serve as a fence: "Warning! Remove the bed plate only when the baby is able to stand up by grabbing the fence."
(d)Cribs whose bed plates can be adjusted in height: "Warning! When the baby can stand up by grabbing the fence, the height from the surface of the bed plate to the upper cross bar should be adjusted to over 60 centimeters."
(e)Cribs with rolling casters: "Warning! Please fix the casters when the cribs are in use."
(f)Cribs that can rock:
"Warning! This crib is not suitable for the baby who can crawl out of the crib on its own."
"Warning! This crib is not suitable for the baby who is above XX kilograms in weight (according to the maximum weight permitted)."
"Warning! Please lock up the swinging device if no adult is attending the baby."
"Warning! It is not allowed to install or hang other items."
(g)Cribs with flammable materials or mattresses: "Warning! Stay away from fire"
(12)The baby cribs with electronic devices should comply with Labeling Criteria for Electrical Appliances and Electronic Goods.
4.Labeling methods for baby cribs are as the following:
(1)The labeling requirements of Criterion No.3. shall be easily seen and firmly attached on the product and which label shall be made of durable material. However, (8) of Criterion No.3. can be labeled in the manual.
(2)The size of words or numbers used in the labeling shall exceed 2.5 mm ×2.5 mm.
(3)The contents should be expressed in a plain and simple language, with eligible fonts, texts or illustrations.
(4)The typeface or symbols used in a warning shall be of a different color that is easily distinguishable from the background colors. The size of the word "warning" shall exceed 5mm×5mm.
5.The Criteria shall take effect on May 18, 2023.