Indonesia — April 8, 2013 — In accordance with the Indonesian Ministry of Industry’s directive no.
72/M-IND/PER/7/2012, the Indonesian government began to enforce a mandatory Indonesian National
Standard SNI 7617-2010 related to azo dyes and formaldehyde content in fabrics for baby and
children’s clothing effective February 06, 2013.(1)
SGS informs on the new Indonesian standard for restricted substances in children’s clothing.
In order to ensure effective implementation of this directive, the importer or manufacturer
is required to certify their fabrics for baby and children’s clothing via one of the testing
laboratories assigned by LSPro (Lembaga Sertifikasi Produk – Product Certification Agent)
and/or a technical institution equivalent to LSPro appointed by the Indonesian Ministry of
Industry. Under this supervisory framework, a conformity assessment body is responsible for:
- Testing the azo dyes and formaldehyde content in fabrics for baby and children’s clothing
according to SNI 7617-2010 and to certify compliant products.(2)
- Issuing of SPPT-SNI (Sertifikat Produk Penggunaan Tanda SNI: product certificate bearing SNI
logo) to compliant product.
SNI 7617-2010: Textile — Requirements of azo dyes and formaldehyde content in fabrics for baby
and children’s clothing
This is a new SNI standard developed to complement directive no. 72/M-IND/PER/7/2012.(1) This
standard relates to health and safety and specifies the requirements of azo dyes and formaldehyde
content in fabrics for baby and children’s clothing. This standard defines baby as up to 36 months
and children’s as over 36 months. It applies to fabrics that are directly in contact with the
skin, both made of woven and knitted fabrics of various types of fibers and fiber blends.
SGS summarizes the requirements for azo dyes and formaldehyde content in fabrics for baby and
children’s clothing in a recently published news article.
About SGS Softlines Services
The PT SGS Indonesia laboratory is one of the laboratories designated by the Indonesian
Ministry of Industry to carry out quality tests on fabrics for baby and children’s clothing in
accordance with the requirements in the SNI 7617-2010. The full list of designated LSPro (Lembaga
Sertifikasi Produk – Product Certification Agent) and testing laboratories can be found in the
Ministry of Industry Directive No 02/M-IND/PER/1/2013.(3)
SGS Global Softlines has an extensive network of over 40 laboratories worldwide, with a
strong team of committed professionals from multi-disciplinary backgrounds. Their internationally
accredited state-of-the-art testing laboratories offer a comprehensive range of physical, chemical
and functional testing services for components, materials and finished products. SGS helps your
company ensure quality, performance and compliance with international, industrial and regulatory
References (available in Indonesian only):
- Regulation of the Minister of Industry No 72/M-IND/PER/7/2012
Regulation of the Minister of Industry No 86/M-IND/PER/9/2009 – (See article no 11 paragraph
(1) and article no12 paragraph (3) for more information)
- Regulation of the Minister of Industry No. 02/M-IND/PER/1/2013
Posted April 9, 2013
Source: Industrial Newsroom/SGS Testing