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Law Name:Labeling Criteria for Baby WalkersCH


Promulgated on July 31, 1998 by the Ministry of Economic Affairs Via public notice with reference begin Ching(87) Shan 87217913;
As amended by the Ministry of Economic Affairs pursuant to the public notice of July 2.2004. (Ref. No. Chin (93) Shan 09302108710)

Law Content:

1.In order to establish proper labeling of baby walkers, maintain the reputation of producers, and protect the rights and interests of consumers, the labeling criteria are stipulated pursuant to Article 11 of the Commodity Labeling Act. However, baby walkers to be exported may be labeled in accordance with the applicable regulations of the importing country.
2.The baby walkers referred to in the criteria are any apparatus for a baby between 7 and 15 months old to sit, move around and learn to walk.
3.Items shall be labeled:
(1)Name and model No. of the commodity;
(2)Manufacturing year and month;
(3)Name, address, telephone number and uniform business number of the manufacturer; if the product is imported, the name, address, telephone number and uniform business number of the agent, importer or distributor, and the name and address of the manufacture, and the country of manufacture;
(4)Applicable age (in terms of months) and the maximum weight permitted;
(5)Major materials or components;
(6)Methods of use, with details on assembly, use, maintenance, collapsing and adjustment;
(7)Precaution and emergency treatment;
(8)Warnings detailed as prescribed in Criterion No.4(8). Any potential hazard to the safety of users should be separately noted with special warnings.
4.Methods of labeling:
(1)The labeling requirements shall be easily seen and firmly attached on the baby walker and which label shall be made of durable material. However, methods of use may come in the format of instruction manual.
(2)The label on the baby walker shall be mainly in the Chinese language and may be supplemented by any foreign language.
(3)The size of words or numbers used in the labeling shall exceed 2.5 mm ×2.5 mm.
(4)The contents should be expressed in a plain and simple language, with eligible fonts, texts or illustrations.
(5)The baby walker originally to be exported but later offered for domestic sale shall contain labeling or directions for use in the Chinese language.
(6)Imported baby walkers offered for sale shall contain Chinese labeling and directions for use or warning, the contents of which shall in no event be simpler than those of the labeling and directions for use adopted in the origin of such product.
(7)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" or " attention " shall exceed 5mm×5mm.
(8)The wording for the warning should be as follows:
(a)Warning! Do not use in the absence of adults.
(b)Warning! Do not use for more than 30 minutes per session.
(c)Warning! Only use the baby walker on the even surface and without any danger or hurdles.
(d)Warning! Please make sure the baby has both feet on the ground.
(e)Warning! Please remove the baby when you move the baby walker.
(f)Warning! Please keep from stairs, door sills, slopes and pools when the baby walker is in use.
(g)Warning! Please stay away from heat sources such as fire stores and electric heaters when the baby walker is in use.
(9)Special warnings: The following warnings should be in the label for the baby walks likely to cause specific damages.
Type Special warnings contents
1.Collapsible or foldable Warning! Please make sure all the mechanical parts have been upside and fixed, to ensure safety.
2.With toys Warning! Please avoid any swallowing by the baby.
5.The criteria shall take effect on February 1, 1999.