19 August 2011
BS EN 71-1:2011 Safety of toys. Mechanical and physical properties provides detail on the specific requirements of the European Directive on toy safety for mechanical and physical properties. The Directive has been changed for the first time in 20 years. If you produce or market toys for the European market, it's important that you understand the new safety requirements, definitions, and obligations. For example, when a toy is placed on the market, the manufacturer must now draw up an EC Declaration of Conformity. By doing so the manufacturer certifies and assumes responsibility for the compliance of the toy with the essential requirements of the new toy safety Directive.
The new Standard BS EN 71-1:2011 Safety of toys. Mechanical and physical properties covers thespecific requirements of the Directive in relation to mechanical and physical properties. The BS EN 71 series of Standards cover a wide range of toy safety subjects.
BS EN 71-1 can help toy makers reduce the hazards associated with toys. If a toy complies with this Standard, children should be able to play safely with those toys.
These are the Standards available in the Standards New Zealand catalogue.
- AS/NZS 62115:2008Electric toys – Safety
- AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2010 Safety of toys – Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties
- AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2002 Safety of toys – Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties
- AS/NZS ISO 8124.2:2009 Safety of toys –Flammability
- ISO 8124-3:2010 Safety of toys – Part 3: Migration of certain elements
- ISO 8124-4:2010 Safety of toys – Part 4: Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor family domestic use
- AS/NZS 8124.9:2008 Safety of toys – Organic chemical compounds – Requirements
- AS/NZS 8124.10:2008 Safety of toys – Organic chemical compounds – Sample preparation and extraction
- AS/NZS 8124.11:2008 Safety of toys – Organic chemical compounds – Methods of analysis
Related Touchstone articles
- Child's play – Standards to make children's toys safer, September 2010
- ISO toughens toy safety for hazard-free and fun play, June 2010
- Making child's play safer play, April 2010
- Auckland importer warned by Commerce Commission, November 2009
- Unsafe goods – lead in children's toys, May 2009
- Safe construction and labelling requirements for toys specified in Standards, August 2008
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