BS EN 71-5:2015 - Safety of toys. Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets

BS EN 71-5:2015

Safety of toys. Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets

Status : Current, Under review   Published : September 2015



This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for the substances and materials used in chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets. These substances and mixtures are:

  • those classified as dangerous by the EU-legislation applying to dangerous substances and dangerous mixtures [5];

  • substances and mixtures which in excessive amounts could harm the health of the children using them and which are not classified as dangerous by the above mentioned legislation; and

  • any other chemical substance(s) and mixture(s) delivered with the chemical toy.


The terms “substance” and “mixture” are defined in the REACH regulation No. (EC)1907/2006 and in the CLP regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008.

Additionally, requirements are specified for markings, warnings, safety rules, contents list, instructions for use and first aid information.

This Part of EN 71 applies to:

  • plaster of Paris (gypsum) moulding sets;

  • oven-hardening plasticised PVC modelling clay sets;

  • polystyrene granules sets;

  • embedding sets;

  • adhesives, paints, lacquers, varnishes, thinners and cleaning agents (solvents), supplied or recommended in model sets.

Standard NumberBS EN 71-5:2015
TitleSafety of toys. Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 September 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 3104, ISO 3219, EN ISO 3219, ISO 3696, ISO 22854, EN ISO 22854, EN ISO 3696, EN ISO 3104
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN ISO 11885, 2009/48/EC, EN ISO 8317, 1223/2009/EC, ISO 2561, ISO 8317, 10/2011/EU, 1907/2006/EC, 1272/2008/EC, 1333/2008/EC, ISO 11885, EN 71-4:2013
ReplacesBS EN 71-5:2013
International RelationshipsEN 71-5:2015
DescriptorsSafety measures, Instructions for use, Marking, Toys, Chemical hazards, Vitreous enamel, Solvents, Moulding (process), Ceramics, Adhesives, Domestic safety, Educational toys, Packaging, Photographic chemicals, Dangerous materials, Safety education, First aid
Title in FrenchSécurité des jouets. Jouets chimiques (coffrets) autres que les coffrets d'expériences
Title in GermanSicherheit von Spielzeug. Chemisches Spielzeug (Sets) ausgenommen Experimentierkästen
ISBN978 0 580 87325 6
File Size1.557 MB

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