GENEVA, Switzerland — June 10, 2013 — Effective February 6, 2013, 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. SGS is pleased to announce that
it has been accredited to perform azo dye testing according to the new standard.
The Ministry of Trade Republic of Indonesia has appointed SGS Indonesia as National
Accreditation Body of Indonesia (KAN) accredited testing laboratory to perform azo dye and
formaldehyde content testing for fabrics in baby and children’s clothing. The Indonesian National
Standard SNI 7616:2010 became effective on February 06, 2013.
The SNI requirement states that all children’s and babies clothing products imported or
Indonesian produced, distributed and marked clothing for babies and children shall meet the
Indonesian National Standard (SNI) requirements for safety assurance and consumer health.
– This Standard specifies the requirements for azo dyes and formaldehyde content for baby and
– This Standard applies to the fabric used in clothes for babies and children up to age
36months and on fabric used in clothing for children over the age of 36 months that are directly in
contact with the skin.
The requirements for azo dyes and formaldehyde content in fabrics for baby and children’s
clothing are outlined below:
Carcinogenic Azo Dyes
Clothing for babies and children under 36 months of age: Not Detected (Based on SNI
ISO14184 if less than 20 ppm is reported as Not Detected.)
Clothing for babies and children above 36 months of age: Prohibited
Clothing for babies and children under 36 months of age: 0 ppm
Clothing for babies and children above 36 months of age: maximum 75 ppm
Posted on June 19, 2013