The aim of the focus action "Soothers (Pacifiers)" was to test the soothers available on the Austrian market and whether they meet the safety requirements with regard to their mechanical properties. Forty samples from all over Austria were examined. There were no safety deficiencies in the mechanical properties; however, two samples were objected to due to lack of traceability. Detachable small parts in pacifiers pose a risk to infants and young children. For this reason, minimum safety requirements and test methods have been defined for pacifiers. They relate, for example, to the number and size of the air holes or openings of the shield, the durability of the teat, but also criteria and specifications regarding the necessary warnings and labeling.
Last updated: 18.07.2022