BS EN 71-3:1995, BS 5665-3:1995 - Safety of toys. Specification for migration of certain elements – BSI British Standards

BS EN 71-3:1995, BS 5665-3:1995

Safety of toys. Specification for migration of certain elements

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : June 1995 Replaced By : BS EN 71-3:2013+A3:2018

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This part of this European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for the migration of the elements antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury and selenium from toy materials and from parts of toys except materials not accessible.

Requirements are included for the migration from the following toy materials:

  • coatings of paints, varnishes, lacquers, printing inks, polymers and similar coatings
  • polymeric and similar materials, including laminates, whether textile reinforced or not, but excluding other textiles
  • paper and paper board
  • textiles, whether natural or synthetic
  • glass/ceramic/metallic materials
  • other materials whether mass coloured or not (e.g. wood, fibre board, hard board, bone and leather)
  • materials intended to leave a trace (e.g. the graphite materials in pencils and liquid ink in pens)
  • pliable modelling materials, including modelling clays, and gels
  • paints, varnishes, lacquers, glazing powders and similar materials in solid or in liquid form appearing as such in the toy.

Toys and parts of toys which, due to their accessibility, function, mass, size or other characteristics, obviously exclude any hazard due to sucking, licking or swallowing, bearing in mind the normal and forseeable behaviour of children, are not covered by this standard.

Packaging materials are not included unless they are part of the toy or have intended play value.

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Standard NumberBS EN 71-3:1995, BS 5665-3:1995
TitleSafety of toys. Specification for migration of certain elements
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date15 June 1995
Withdrawn Date10 June 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 3696, EN 71-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Replaced ByBS EN 71-3:2013+A3:2018
ReplacesBS 5665-3:1989, EN 71-3:1988
International RelationshipsEN 71-3:1994
Amended ByAMD 16465
Amendment, April 2001; Amendment, April 2001
DescriptorsBarium, Reports, Mercury, Chromium, Paper, Children, Metals, Safety measures, Ceramics, Board (paper), Trace element analysis, Cadmium, Toxicity, Plastics, Chemical analysis and testing, Accuracy, Accident prevention, Test specimens, Glass, Selenium, Antimony, Arsenic, Migration (chemical), Toys, Polymers, Determination of content, Coatings, Leisure equipment, Textiles, Solvent extraction methods, Lead, Toxic materials
Title in FrenchSecurite des jouets. Migration de certains elements
Title in GermanSicherheit von Spielzeug. Migration bestimmter Elemente
ISBN0 580 24215 3
File Size509 KB

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