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Baby products with textiles 104

The product group includes among others prams, strollers, car seats, carriers, nursing pillows and changing mats, i.e., products with textiles where the child has close contact with the textile when the product is used.

The materials included in a Nordic Swan Ecolabelled baby products with textiles must meet strict environmental and chemical requirements. This means that there is a ban on using a number of substances. In addition, there are requirements for both safety and quality.

The requirements include among others:

  • Environmental and health aspects of the used chemicals in the textile. Among other things there is prohibition of substances that may cause cancer, cause genetic defects or damage fertility and prohibition of halogenated flame retardants, fluorinated substances and nano particles.
  • Environmental and health aspects of filler materials, metal, rubber and plastic.
  • For cotton, at least 50% must be organic cotton or 100% cotton that conforms to standards for limited use of pesticides (IPM cotton).
  • Test of safety and quality.

The criteria cover many different materials. Therefore, not necessarily all requirements in the criteria document, will be relevant to your product. In the application tool "Requirement Overview Tool", you can see what requirements are relevant to your specific product. The tool refers to requirements in the criteria document.

  • The criteria document for babyproducts with textiles is an overall document for the commodity groups:
     

    • Baby chairs with textile
    • Car seats
    • Changing mats, changing cushions, changing pillows
    • Prams and strollers
       

    Fees are charged per commodity group according to the price list below.
     

    Valid from 1 January 2019 Amount excluding VAT

    Application fee

    Application for a new licence 3 000 EUR.
    Application for a renewed licence when the requirements have been tightened 1 500 EUR.

    Annual licence fee

    The licence fee for the Nordic Swan Ecolabelled products is based on their turnover in the Nordic countries The fee is 0,3 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries up to 50 million EUR.
    The fee is 0,05 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries for the amount exceeding 50 million EUR.
    Minimum fee in the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR per year.
    Fixed fee that is added for sales outside the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR per year if the turnover exceeds 300 000 EUR.

    Fee for extension / change of licence

    Should the extension regard inspection of product types which are not already included in the licence, 3 000 EUR will be charged per product type. Other types of alterations will be charged a fixed fee according to how long the work takes.

    Up to 4 hours 375 EUR.
    4–8 hours 750 EUR.
    8 or more hours 1 500 EUR.

    Fee for on-site inspections

    One on-site inspection in the Nordic countries is included when applying for a new or renewed licence.

    Additional on-site inspection within the Nordic countries 500 EUR per visit.
    On-site inspection outside the Nordic region, but within Europe 1 500 EUR per visit.
    On-site inspection outside Europe 2 500 EUR per visit.
    Additional fee for on-site inspections lasting longer than one day 1 000 EUR per day.

    Ecolabelling Sweden AB has no financial profit purpose and is financed through the fees above along with an annual government grant. The company is however liable for VAT according to article 56 of the European Council Directive 2006/112/EC.

    Invoicing is made in SEK with the exchange rate from the first banking day of the year.

    When both the applicant and the manufacturer are micro-enterprises, the application fee is reduced by 50%. A micro-enterprise is in this context defined as an enterprise with less than 10 employees and an annual turnover (of both ecolabelled and not ecolabelled products) below 2 million EUR.

     

  • Information about the latest version of the criteria for Nordic Swan Ecolabelled baby products with textiles

    1.3 ⇛ 1.4: Prolongation of the criterias validity

    The criteria have been prolonged with 12 months. The new version, 1.4, is valid until 30 June 2024.

    1.2 ⇛ 1.3: Adjustment of criteria

    Requirement O69 has been adjusted to differentiate between products intended for indoor and outdoor use. The new version is called 1.3.

    1.1 ⇛ 1.2: Prolongation of the criterias validity

    The criteria have been prolonged with 24 months. The new version, 1.2, is valid until 30 June 2023.

    1.0 ⇛ 1.1: Adjustment of criteria

    Requirement O42 has been adjusted and requirement O84 has been removed in the criteria. The new version, 1.1, is valid until 30 June 2021.

    1.0: Adoption of criteria 

    Criteria for Baby products with textiles was decided på the Nordic Ecolabelling Board on the 14 June 2017. Version 1.0 is valid until 30 June 2021.

  • In order to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in your marketing, you must have a valid Nordic Swan Ecolabel licence. Please log in to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal to apply for a licence. You are free to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all of your marketing from the date of approval until your licence expires.

    Go to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal and start your application process!

    If this is the first time you apply, an authorised signatory in your company must approve the terms and conditions for the Nordic Ecolabelling Portal. Then you will get a login to the portal and the right to assign access to other colleagues.

    Please, fill in the power of attorney.

    When you have filled in the power of attorney, you will receive an e-mail from us with your login credentials.

    Start by going through the requirements and fees that apply to your specific product group. These can be found above.

    In some cases, you must use our separate application form. For example, the form must be used in cases where the producer and licensee are two separate companies, or if you wish to cancel a licence. Please contact your advisor in these cases, or if you are unsure what applies to you. The form to be used in these special cases can be downloaded here.

    For more details on the application process, please head to our application guide: "Application step by step".

    Good luck with your application!

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