How much do you know about ISO 8124 for toys?

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide International Organization for Standardization (ISO member organization). The work of drafting International Standards is normally carried out through ISO technical committees. After the draft standard is completed, it needs to be circulated among the members of the technical committee for voting, and at least 75% of the votes can be officially issued as an international standard.

International standard ISO8124 was drafted by ISO/TC181, Technical Committee on Toy Safety.

ISO8124 includes the following parts, collectively called Toy Safety:

Part 1: Safety Standards for Mechanical and Physical Properties
The latest version of this part of ISO 8124 is ISO 8124-1:2009, which was updated in 2009. The requirements of this section apply to all toys, that is, any product or material designed or clearly indicated or intended for play by children under the age of 14.

This section specifies acceptable criteria for determining (based on) the structural characteristics of toys, such as sharpness, size, shape, clearance (e.g., sound, small parts, sharp points and edges, hinge clearance), and for certain toys. Acceptable criteria for quasi-special properties (eg: maximum kinetic energy of projectiles with inelastic ends, minimum included angle for certain ride-on toys).

This part specifies the requirements and test methods for toys for each age group of children from birth to 14 years old.

This section also requires appropriate warnings and instructions for use on certain toys or on their packaging. Due to the different languages ​​of various countries, the text of these warnings and instructions is not specified, but the general requirements are given in Appendix C.

This section does not indicate that it covers or covers the potential harm of each particular toy or type of toy that has been considered.

Example 1: A typical example of a sharp point injury is the sexual tip of a needle. Needle injuries have been recognized by buyers of toy sewing kits, and functional sharp-point injuries are informed to users through normal educational means, with warning signs on product packaging.

Example 2: Toy syringes also have use-related and recognized injuries (such as instability during use, especially for beginners) and potential injuries (sharp edges, gripping injuries, etc.) with structural characteristics, refer to ISO8124 The requirements of this part of the standard shall be reduced to a minimum.


Post time: Jul-29-2022