ISO Safety of Toys Standard Aligned with EU and ASTM Standards

In June 2020, the International
Organization for Standardization (ISO) published two amendments to its Safety
of Toys standard – ISO 8124-1:2018.

ISO 8124-1:2018 Safety of toys — Part
1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties – applies to
any product or material designed or clearly intended for use in play by
children aged under 14. The requirements in the standard apply to the toy as it
is initially received by the consumer and as it will be subjected to normal use
and abuse during foreseeable conditions (unless specifically noted otherwise).

The two amendments in June 2020 bring
the standard into line with the latest versions of EN 71-1 and ASTM F963. The
amendments are:

  • ISO 8124-1:2018/AMD.1:2020 – ‘Flying Toys’
  • ISO 8124-1:2018/AMD.2:2020 – ‘Various Toys’

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The changes in AMD.1.2020 include:

  • New terminological entries added for ‘flying toy’
    and ‘remote-controlled flying toy
  • Terminological entries for ‘free flight’ and
    ‘leading edge’ updated
  • Original clause 4.19 ‘Rotors and propellers’ replaced
    with ‘Flying toys’ to align it more closely with EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018. New
    requirements include:

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    1. Added leading edges requirement on rigid parts of flying toys Added new
      design and instruction requirements for the rotor blades on flying toys and
      remote-controlled flying toys
    2. Added new design and instruction requirements for the rotor blades on
      flying toys and remote-controlled flying toys
    3. New test method of perpendicular tension test for rotor blades of flying
    4. New test method of tension test for rotor blades of remote-controlled
      flying toys

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The changes in AMD.2.202 include:

  • Expanding material requirement and test method
    updated to align with ASTM F963-17
  • New requirement added to clause 4.36 that gives
    detailed requirements on toy assemblies
  • New exemption to “size, shape and strength of
    certain toys” added to align with EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018 and ASTM F963-17
  • Requirement to other toys with folding mechanism
  • Warning requirement for cords on a toy and the
    instruction requirements for projectile toys amended
  • Feeler gauge added to the tension test and new
    terminological entry added for ‘toy bag’

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