The product group includes baby products where the surface of the product in contact with the child is made of textile and the child has close contact with the textile when the product is used. For example prams, strollers, car seats, carriers, nursing pillows and changing mats. See the complete list of product types in the criteria.
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.
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What does it cost?
When you apply for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, you must pay a fee. Additionally, when you have a certification, you must pay an annual licence fee based on the turnover of the certified product or service.
Please visit our Nordic website to see the specific fees. You will find them at the bottom of the page for the relevant product group under the fees» tab. You can find all product groups here.