What is EN71 Part 1?
The EN71-1 standard is designed to cover all the physical and mechanical hazards that might be present on a toy and also to ensure adequate warnings and age restrictions are clearly present on the labelling.
What is CE EN71?
EN71 is a set of European Product Safety standards that applies to all toys sold in the European Union. EN 71, which is also a part of the CE directive, has been put in place to ensure that all toys sold in the EU meet certain minimum safety standards on the following factors: Mechanical. Noise. Flame retardance.
Is EN71 1?
EN71 -1 is concerned with the mechanical and physical elements of the toy. In short it is checking to see if any of the mechanical or physical features of the toy could injure a child whilst it is being played with/used.
What EN 71 3?
The EN 71-3 standard is designed to assess the migration of certain chemicals into the body if a toy or components of a toy were to be swallowed by a child. In the EU, we assess the migration of these elements by immersing the toy in an acid, designed to represent stomach acid, for two hours.
What EN 71 3 certificate?
EN71-3 Total Migratable Screening – this is a preliminary screening that looks at the total migration of all the families of heavy metals listed. The result is a detailed report that can be used to demonstrate compliance. Approximately 90% of all sample submissions should require only this step for compliance.
What is EN 71 and why is it important?
EN 71 is a set of standards specifying toy safety. EN 71 covers chemicals and heavy metals, flammability and mechanical properties: EN 71-1: Mechanical and physical properties EN 71-2: Flammability
What is EN71 safety of toys?
EN71 – Safety of Toys. Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties. EN71 -1 is concerned with the mechanical and physical elements of the toy. In short it is checking to see if any of the mechanical or physical features of the toy could injure a child whilst it is being played with/used.
Which items are not covered by the requirements of EN 71?
The requirements in 5.1 do not apply to the following: paper, fabric, elastics, yarn, strings and fuzz; crayons, chalks, pencils and similar writing and drawing implements without removable components; balloons; modelling clay and similar products. EN 71-1:2011 (E) 40
Who prepared the en 71-1 document?
Foreword This document (EN 71-1:2011) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 52 “Safety of toys”, the secretariat of which is held by DS.