BS EN 71-9:2005+A1:2007 - Safety of toys. Organic chemical compounds. Requirements – BSI British Standards
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BS EN 71-9:2005+A1:2007

Safety of toys. Organic chemical compounds. Requirements

Status : Current   Published : February 2005



This part of BS EN 71, the safety of toys series, specifies requirements for the migration or content of certain hazardous organic chemical compounds from/in certain toys and toy materials by the following exposure routes:

  • mouthing
  • ingestion
  • skin contact
  • eye contact
  • inhalation

when used as intended or in a foreseeable way, bearing in mind the normal behaviour of children and the function and design of the toy.

This European Standard does not contain requirements for chemical toys, experimental sets or finger-paints, which are addressed by other parts of BS EN 71.

Packaging materials used with toys are not within the scope of this standard unless they form part of the toy or have intended play value.

This part of BS EN 71 should be read in conjunction with BS EN 71-10, which describes sample preparation and extraction procedures, and BS EN 71-11, which specifies methods of analysis. They address the risks presented by organic compounds in toys by taking into account the potential exposure and toxicological effects of those substances considered to present the greatest risk to health.

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Standard NumberBS EN 71-9:2005+A1:2007
TitleSafety of toys. Organic chemical compounds. Requirements
Publication Date25 February 2005
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 71-1:2005, EN 71-1:2005/AMD 4:2007, EN 71-5, EN 71-10, EN 71-11, EN 645, EN 717-3, EN 1541, EN ISO 787-9, ISO 787-9:1981, EN ISO 14184-1, ISO 14184-1:1998
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 71-4, EN 71-7, CEN/TR 13387, 67/548/EEC, 76/769/EEC, 82/711/EEC, 1999/45/EC, 2002/371/EC, 2002/61/EC, 76/768/EEC
International RelationshipsEN 71-9:2005
Amended ByAMD 17278, August 2007. Amends and replaces BS EN 71-9:2005.
Draft Superseded By03/101686 DC
DescriptorsToys, Quality control, Safety engineering, Equipment safety, Fitness for purpose, Dangerous materials, Organic chemistry, Migration (chemical), Physiological effects (human body), Skin (body), Digestive system, Respiratory system, Eyes, Specification (approval)
Title in FrenchSecurite des jouets. Composes chimiques organiques. Exigences
Title in GermanSicherheit von Spielzeug. Organisch-chemische Verbindungen. Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 59840 1
File Size380.5 KB

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