Standard [WITHDRAWN] 2013-06
Soothers are widely used throughout Europe to satisfy non-nutritive sucking needs and to pacify children. Soothers are designed such that babies and young children can keep them in the mouth for longer periods. As accidents, some of which have been fatal, have occurred in the past it is a prime purpose of this standard to reduce the risk of accidents occurring in the future. It shall be stressed that this European Standard cannot eliminate all possible risks to babies and young children using such a product and that parental or other guardian control is of paramount importance. It is essential that all warnings and instructions specified in this standard are given clearly by the manufacturer to allow the consumer to ensure that the soother is used correctly and safely. This European Standard harmonises minimum safety requirements and test methods for soothers. Most of the provisions have been adopted from other existing national and European Standards. DIN EN 1400 contains safety regulations. As a test standard it is primarily directed at test institutes entrusted with the testing of soothers. This standard has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 252 "Child use and care articles", the secretariat of which is held by AFNOR (France). The responsible German committee is NA 095-05-02 AA "Artikel für Säuglinge und Kleinkinder - Essen, Trinken, Saugen und ähnliche Funktionen" ("Child use and care articles - Feeding, drinking, sucking and similar functions") at NASG.