Toys: N-Nitrosamines and N-Nitrosatable Substances

EN 71-12 provides test methods in support of the EU requirements for N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances in certain types of toys. As a reference to this standard has been published in the EU’s Official Journal, compliance will offer a presumption of conformity to the Toys Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.

Toys: flammability of toys

The European Standard EN 71:2 specifies the categories of flammable materials which are prohibited in all toys, and requirements concerning flammability of certain toys when they are subjected to a small source of ignition.

Toys: Sharpness of points

This test is designed to address hazards associated with sharp points that can damage the skin/eyes.

Toys: Sharpness of edges

This test is designed to address the dangers associated with sharp edges.

Toys: small parts cylinder

Young children have a habit of putting things and toys in their mouths. Components for this age group should therefore have a minimum size to prevent choking. Find out how this is measured!

Toys: Impact test

This test simulates the mechanical damage caused by an impact action that a child may exert on his/her toy.

Toys: Thickness of plastic sheeting

This test is designed to address the dangers associated with thin flexible plastic sheeting.

Toys: Determination of torque

This test is conducted to prevent the choking hazard associated with unintentional inhalation of toys when a child puts them in the mouth.

Toys: tension test

Pulling is awesome! A child up to 3 years old can exert a pulling force of 90 Newtons or 9 pounds. If the toy can sustain that for 10 seconds, it is safe.

Toys: Flexibility of metallic wires

Metal wires in toys should not pose a risk of injury.