19/30390103 DC - BS EN 71-4. Safety of toys. Part 4. Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities

19/30390103 DC

BS EN 71-4. Safety of toys. Part 4. Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities

Status : Draft for public comment, Current   Published : August 2019



This European Standard specifies requirements for the maximum amount and, in some cases, the maximum concentration of certain substances and mixtures used in experimental sets for chemistry and related activities. These substances and mixtures are: - those classified as dangerous by the EC-legislation applying to dangerous substances [1], [2] and dangerous mixtures [2], [3]; - 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 experimental set. This standard applies to experimental sets for chemistry and related activities including crystal growing sets, carbon dioxide generating experimental sets and supplementary sets. It also covers sets for chemical experiments within the fields of mineralogy, biology, physics, microscopy and environmental science whenever they contain one or more chemical substances and/or mixtures which are classified as hazardous according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008/EC [2]. This standard also specifies requirements for marking, a contents list, instructions for use, eye protection and for the equipment intended for carrying out the experiments. This standard does not apply to toys that are covered by EN 71-13 (e.g. cosmetic kits). Requirements for certain other chemical toys are given in EN 71-5. NOTE The terms "substance" and "preparation", as used in Directives 67/548/EEC [1] and 1999/45/EC [3], are also used in the "REACH Regulation", Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 [4]. According to the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals, which in the European Union has been enacted by Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures) [2], the timetable for the introduction of GHS has to be followed. The words "preparation" and "mixture" should be considered synonymous; both are a mixture or solution of substances that do not react with each other. The old term "preparation" will be replaced by the new term "mixture" in due course. In this standard, only the term "mixture" is used.

Standard Number19/30390103 DC
TitleBS EN 71-4. Safety of toys. Part 4. Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities
StatusDraft for public comment, Current
Publication Date27 August 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 868:2003, ISO 7619-1:2010, EN ISO 8317:2015, EN 71-5:2015, EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018, EN 862:2016
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
International RelationshipsFprEN 71-4
Draft Expiry Date14 October 2019
DescriptorsToys, Eye protectors, Warning devices, Safety measures, Educational toys, Dangerous materials, Laboratory glassware, Chemical reagents, Chemical hazards, Marking, Laboratory equipment, Contents lists, Instructions for use, Symbols, Graphic symbols
Title in FrenchSécurité des jouets Partie 4: Coffrets d'expériences chimiques et d'activités connexes
Title in GermanSicherheit von Spielzeug Teil 4: Experimentierkästen für chemische und ähnliche Versuche
File Size708 KB
NotesWarning: this draft is not current beyond its expiry date for comments.

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