Health for humans, animals & plants

Ingredients of soothers (pacifiers)

Final report of the priority action A-032-18

The aim of the action was to test pacifiers for infants and young children with regard to their chemical properties. 18 samples from all over Austria were tested:

  • no sample was objected to

To check safety, the European standard EN 1400 defines the minimum safety requirements and test methods for pacifiers (mechanical as well as chemical requirements): These include volatile components in the teat material, the use of bisphenol A in the shield, migration of certain elements such as chromium, lead, etc. in the shield as well as in the teat, or nitrosamines.

Last updated: 18.07.2022

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