EN 71 Toy Tests

EN 71 Toy Tests

Parents always look for ways to keep their children safe while playing. The best thing to do to ensure that children are safe is to ensure that purchased toys are safe options. Toys must be not only educational and entertaining, but also safe. Toys outside the child's age group are often dangerous.

Toys must be safe by legal regulations. How toys are used and the age of the child are important factors in preventing accidents. Every year, 40 has more than a thousand accidents due to toys. Most of these accidents arise from the lack of age-appropriate toys and the manufacturing errors of toys.

In general, the most important task to be done in terms of safety is to look for the CE mark on the product. The CE mark is proof by the manufacturer that the toy meets the legal requirements. Toys without CE marking should not be given to children.

The toy safety directive 2009 / 48 / EC has been published in the European Union. This directive sets out toys intended or intended for use in the games of children under the age of 14. The annex to the Directive also includes a list of products that are not considered toys and excluded toys. The Directive provides general principles and basic safety requirements for the design, construction and composition of toys, including certain risks. The specific safety requirements of the toys are listed as follows: physical and mechanical, flammability, chemical properties, electrical properties, hygiene and radioactivity. For example, migration limits for 19 heavy metal have been established. 55 allergenic odor is prohibited. 11 fragrance labeled as allergic to certain individuals is labeled. Carcinogenic, mutagenic and reproductive toxic substances are prohibited. These chemicals cannot be used in toys, components of toys or microstructurally different parts of toys.

The manufacturer may place the CE mark on these toys if they comply with harmonized standards covering all safety aspects. However, if there are no harmonized standards, not implemented or partially implemented, or if the manufacturer thinks that the toy requires third-party verification, the approval of a third-party assessment body is required. However, in both cases a hazard analysis and safety assessment is required.

The TS EN 71 series of standards for toy safety has been published by the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE). These standards are valid today:

  • TS EN 71-1 Section 1: Mechanical and physical properties
  • TS EN 71-2 Section 2: Flammability
  • TS EN 71-3 Section 3: Migration of certain elements
  • TS EN 71-4 Section 4: Test kits for chemistry and related activities
  • TS EN 71-5 Section 5: Chemical toys other than experimental sets
  • TS EN 71-7 Section 7: Finger paints - Requirements and test methods
  • TS EN 71-8 Section 8: Physical activity toys used at home
  • TS EN 71-9 Part 9: Organic chemical compounds- Specifications
  • TS EN 71-10 Section 10: Organic chemical compounds - Sample preparation and extraction
  • TS EN 71-11 Section 11: Organic chemical compounds - Analysis methods
  • TS EN 71-12 Part 12: Nitrosamine and nitrosatable substances
  • TS EN 71-13 Section 13: Fragrance toys, cosmetic kits and taste toys
  • TS EN 71-14 Section 14: Home thrombolines

TÜRCERT also provides EN 71 toy testing services within the scope of numerous laboratory services. Thanks to these test services, enterprises receive more efficient, high-performance and high-quality services and provide safe, fast and uninterrupted service to their customers.

In addition to EN 71 toy testing services provided within the scope of laboratory services, EUROLAB also provides other testing services.