In June 2020, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published two amendments to its Safety of Toys standard ISO 8124-1:2018.
ISO 8124-1:2018 Safety of toys Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties applies to any product or material designed or clearly intended for use in play by children aged under 14. The requirements in the standard apply to the toy as it is initially received by the consumer and as it will be subjected to normal use and abuse during foreseeable conditions (unless specifically noted otherwise).
The two amendments in June 2020 bring the standard into line with the latest versions of EN 71-1 and ASTM F963. The amendments are:
ISO 8124-1:2018/AMD.1:2020 Flying Toys
ISO 8124-1:2018/AMD.2:2020 Various Toys
The changes in AMD.1.2020 include:
New terminological entries added for flying toy and remote-controlled flying toy
Terminological entries for free flight and leading edge updated
Original clause 4.19 Rotors and propellers replaced with Flying toys to align it more closely with EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018. New requirements include:
1. Added leading edges requirement on rigid parts of flying toys Added new design and instruction requirements for the rotor blades on flying toys and remote-controlled flying toys
2. Added new design and instruction requirements for the rotor blades on flying toys and remote-controlled flying toys
3. New test method of perpendicular tension test for rotor blades of flying toys
4. New test method of tension test for rotor blades of remote-controlled flying toys
The changes in AMD.2.202 include:
Expanding material requirement and test method updated to align with ASTM F963-17
New requirement added to clause 4.36 that gives detailed requirements on toy assemblies
New exemption to size, shape and strength of certain toys added to align with EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018 and ASTM F963-17
Requirement to other toys with folding mechanism updated
Warning requirement for cords on a toy and the instruction requirements for projectile toys amended
Feeler gauge added to the tension test and new terminological entry added for toy bag
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