Toy Safety Standards Around the World

Listed below are International Standards for Toys & Children's Products as identified and maintained by the U.S. Toy Industry Association in its role as ICTI Secretariat. Where available, contact information to obtain the referenced document(s) is indicated. Please provide any suggested updates to info@toy-icti.org.

As of June 2011

Country

Title

Contact to Obtain Standard

International Standards

ISO 8124-1:2012
Safety of Toys—Part 1: Safety Aspects
Related to Mechanical and Physical Properties

ISO 8124-2:2007
Safety of Toys—Part 2: Flammability

ISO 8124-3:2010
Migration of Certain Elements

ISO 8124-4:2010
Swings, slides and similar activity toys for
indoor and outdoor family domestic use

IEC 62115:2003
Electric Toys—Safety

ISO Central Secretariat
International Standardization Organization (ISO)
E-mail: central@iso.ch
Website: www.iso.ch

Available in English

Argentina

MERCOSUR Resolution N 23/04 - Technical Standard on Toy Safety:

NM 300.1:2002 Safety of toys Part 1: General, mechanical and physical properties

NM 300-1: 2002 Amendment 1. Amendment concerning toys containing magnets, protective tip-projectile toys w/o stored energy

NM 300-2:2002 Safety of toys Part 2: Flammability

NM 300-3:2002 Safety of toys Part 3: migration of certain elements

NM 300-4:2002 Safety of toys Part 4: Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities

NM 300-5:2002 Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets

NM-300-6:2002 Safety of toys Part 6: Security of electric toys

Camara Argentina de la Industria del Juguete
Cochabamba 4067
1252 Buenos Aires
ARGENTINA
Tel: 54 11 4922 0169/1537
Fax: 54 11 4923 6658

Website: www.caijuguete.com.ar  
E-mail: caij@nosis.com.ar

Available in Spanish

 

 Australia

IEC 62115:2003—Electric Toys—Safety

AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2010
Safety of toys—Part 1: Safety aspects related to
mechanical and physical properties (ISO 8124.1:2009. MOD)

AS/NZS ISO 8124 2:2009
Safety of Toys—Part 2: Flammability

AS/NZS ISO 8124.3:2012
Safety of toys—Migration of certain elements (ISO 8124-3:2010, MOD)

AS 8124.4:2003
Safety of toys—Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities

AS 8124.5:2003
Safety of toys—Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets

AS/NZS ISO 8124.6:2011
Safety of toys—Part 6: Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor family domestic use

AS 8124.7:2003
Safety of toys—finger paints - requirements and test methods

AS/NZS 8124.9:2008
Safety of toys—Part 9: Organic chemical compounds—Requirements

AS/NZS 8124.10:2008
Safety of toys—Part 10: Organic chemical compounds—Sample preparation and Extraction

AS/NZS 8124.11:2008
Safety of toys—Part 11: Organic chemical compounds—Methods of analysis

AS/NZS 62115:2008
Electric Toys—Safety

Standards Australia
GPO Box 5420
Sydney NSW 2001
AUSTRALIA
Fax: (612) 9237 6010

Website: www.standards.com.au                Email: mail@standards.org.au

Available in English

 

Brazil

MERCOSUR Resolution N 23/04 - Technical Standard on Toy Safety:

NM 300.1:2002 Safety of toys Part 1: General, mechanical and physical properties

NM 300-1: 2002 Amendment 1. Amendment concerning toys containing magnets, protective tip-projectile toys w/o stored energy

NM 300-2:2002 Safety of toys Part 2: Flammability

NM 300-3:2002 Safety of toys Part 3: migration of certain elements

NM 300-4:2002 Safety of toys Part 4: Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities

NM 300-5:2002 Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets

NM-300-6:2002 Safety of toys Part 6: Security of electric toys

Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas
Av. Treze de Maio, 13 28o Andar,
CEP 20003-900
Caixa Postal 1680
Rio de Janeiro
RJ BRAZIL
20003-900
Tel: (5521) 210-3122
Fax: (5521) 240-8249/532-2145

Website: www.abnt.org.br

Available in Portuguese

Canada

Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA)

Upholstered Stuffed Articles - Technical Safety Standards Authortiy: http://www.tssa.org

Hazardous Products Act - Administered by Health Canada: http://laws.justice.gc.ca 

Hazardous Products (Toys) Regulations C.R.C., c. 931

Hazardous Products (Pacifiers) Regulations: "Knob-Like" Pacifiers Policy

Regulations Respecting the Advertising, Sale and Importation of Hazardous Products (Pacifiers) under Hazardous Products Act

A Guide to Safety Requirements for Toys

Toys: Age Classificiation Guidelines

Consumer Packaging & Labeling Act - Industry Canada: http://www.strategic.ic.ga.ca 

Health Canada
Regional Product Safety Office: 2301 Midland Avenue,Toronto, Ontario, M1P 4R7
CANADA
E-mail: Tor_ProdSafe@hc-sc.gc.ca
Tel: 1-866-662-0666

Available in English & French

China

ISO 8124-1:2012
Safety of Toys—Part 1: Safety Aspects Related to Mechanical and Physical Properties

GB 9832-2007
Safety and Quality of Sewn, Plush and Cloth Toys

GB 5296.5-96
Labeling and Instructions for Toys

GB 6675-2003
National Safety Technical Code for Toys

GB/T 27708-2011 (national voluntary standard)
General Technical Requirements of Inflatable Toys

GB/T 27730-2011 (national voluntary standard)
Determination of Dimethyl Fumarate in Toys—Gas Chromatography-mass Spectrometry Method c.

GB/T 28495-2012 (national voluntary standard)
General technical requirements for bamboo and wooden toys

GB 28482-2012 (national compulsory standard)
Safety Requirements of Soothers for Babies and Young Children

China Toys Association

Tel:+86 10 66035278; Fax:+86 10 66033964

Email: cta@toy-cta.org

General Administration of Quality Supervision; Inspection and Quarantine of P.R.C No. 9, Madian East Road, Haidian District Beijing 100088, People's Republic of China

Email: webmaster@aqsiq.gov.cn

Available in Chinese

Chinese Taipei

Chinese National Standard CNS 4797, 4798 Toy Safety Standard

CNS 15138 Phthalates of plastic toys under 14 years

Chinese National Standard CNS 12940 for Strollers and Carriages

Toy Goods Labeling Criteria

Bureau of Standard, Metrology and Inspection: http://www.bsmi.gov.tw 

Available in English

European Union

EN71-1: 2011 Specification for Mechanical and Physical Properties

EN71-2: 2011 +A1:2007
Flammability

EN 71-3
Migration of certain elements
(May 2013 revision)

EN 71-4
Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities
(February 2013)

EN 71-5
Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets
(May 2013 revision)

EN 71-8:2011—Part 8
Activity toys for domestic use

EN 71-12
N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatiable substances (new standard in 2013)

European Standard
EN 62115:2005—Electric Toys-Safety IEC 62115:2003 (Modified) + A1:2004

EN 62115:2005/A11:2012/AC:2013

EN 62115:2005/A2:2011/AC:2011

Council Directive (87/357/EEC)
Dangerous Imitations Directive

Council Directive (93/68/EEC)
Rules for the Affixing and Use of the CE Conformity Marking

Council Directive (2009/48/EC) Toy Safety Directive http://www.toyassociation.org/AM/PDFs/Safety/2009-48-EC.pdf
NOTE: This new Directive came into force on 20 July 2009 and become a legal document in all Member States on 20 January 2011.

Decision 768/2008 on the marketing of products

Regulation 1907/2006 REACH
(Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals)

Regulation 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP)

Directive 2011/65 RoHS
(Restriction on the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electric and electronic products)

Directive 2012/19 WEEE
(Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)

Regulation 1223/2009 on Cosmetics

Directive 2008/98/EC on waste

Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste

Directive 87/357/EEC concerning products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers

Regulation 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food

Regulation 10/2011 on Food contact plastic materials and articles

Directive 1999/5/EC
Radio- and tele-terminal equipment (R&TTE)

Directive 2004/108/EC
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

Directive 2006/66/EC
Batteries

Directive 2006/95/EC
Low voltage

BSI Customer Services
British Standards Institution (BSI)
389 Chiswick High Road
London W4 4AL
United Kingdom
E-mail: orders@bsi-global.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8996 9001
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8996 7001
Website: www.bsi-global.com

Available in English

Gulf Cooperation Council of Arab States

Conformity Assessment Regulations N. BD07070502

See additional standards

 

 

Available in English

Hong Kong Toys and Children's Products Safety Regulation (in compliance with ASTM F963, ICTI or EN-71)

Hong Kong Government: http://www.gov.hk

Available in English & Chinese

 

Jamaica

JS 90:1983
Jamaican Standard Specification for Safety of toys and playthings

JS 1: Part 9: 1993 The labeling of commodities. Part 9: The labeling of toys and playthings

 

Jamaica Bureau of Standards
6 Winchester Road
P. O. Box 113
Kingston 10
JAMAICA W.I.
Tel: (876) 926-3140/5
Fax: (876) 929-4736
E-mail: info@jbs.org.jm
Website: www.jbs.org.jm

Available in English

Japan

---------------------
Special Notice:
Phthalate Requirement
-23 August 2011

Japan Food Sanitation law (JFSL) – Section 4

Japan Toy Safety Standard, ST2012

Part 1—Mechanical and Physical Properties (revised to align with ISO 8124-1)
Part 2—Flammability (revised to align with ISO 8124-2)
Part 3—Chemical Properties

The Japan Toy Association
4-22-4 Higashi-Komagata Sumida-ku
Tokyo 130-8611
JAPAN
Tel: (813) 3829-2513
Fax: (813) 3829-2510

Available in English

Malaysia

MS ISO 8124-1 - 2001 Safety of Toys - Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties

MS ISO 8124-2: 1999 Safety of Toys - Part 2: Flammability

MS ISO 8124-3 - 2002 Safety of Toys - Part 3: Migration of certain elements

MS 1774 Part 4 1998 Safety of Toys - Part 4: Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities

MS 1774 Part 5 1998 Safety of Toys - Part 5: Chemical toys (sets) other than experminetal sets

MS 1774 Part 6 1998 Safety of Toys - Part 6: Graphical symbol for age warning labeling

MS 1725 - 2004 Safety of electric toys

Department of Standards Malaysia (STANDARDS MALAYSIA)
Century Square, Level 1 & 2, Block 2300 Jalan Usahawan, 63000 Cyberjaya, MALAYSIA

Tel: + 603 8318 0002
Fax: + 603 8319 3131

E-mail: central@standardsmalaysia.gov.my
Website: www.standardsmalaysia.gov.my

Available in English

Mexico

NOM-252-SSA1-2011 (Published May 15th, 2012)
Toy Safety and Commercial Information—Toy and School Material Safety. Limits on the Bioavailability of Metals used on Articles with Paints and Dyes. Chemical Specifications and Test Methods.

NOM-015-SCFI-2007
Labeling for Toys

Asociacion Mexicana de la Industria del Juguete A.C.
Av. San Antonio No. 256-8o.
Rio Rhin No. 56-3 Floor
Col. Cuauhtémoc 06500
MEXICO
Tel: (55) 55 92 00 80
Fax: (55) 55 92 00 17

Website: http://www.amiju.org.mx  

Available in Spanish

New Zealand

AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2002
Safety of Toys - Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties (Incorporates Amdt 1,2 & 3)

AS/NZS ISO 8124.2:2009
Safety of Toys - Flammability

AS/NZS ISO 8124.3:2003
Safety of Toys - Migration of certin elements

AS/NZS 8124.9:2008 Safety of Toys - Organic chemical compounds - Requirements

AS/NZS 8124.10:2008 Safety of Toys - Organic chemical compounds - Sample preparation and extraction

AS/NZS 8124.11:2008 Safety of Toys - Organic Checmical compounds - Methods of analysis

AS/NZS ISO 8124 Safety of toys set

Standards New Zealand
155 The Terrace
Private Bag 2439
Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone:
Main Line: (04) 498 5990
Sales: (04) 498 5991
Information: 0900 50 550
Fax: (04) 498 5994
E-mail: enquiries@standards.co.nz
Website: www.standards.co.nz

Available in English

Saudi Arabia SSA 765-1994
Playground Equipment Part I: General Safety Requirements

SSA 1063-1994
Toys and General Safety Requirements

SSA 1064-1995
Method of Testing Part 1: Mechanical and Chemical Tests

SSA 1065-1995
Method of Testing Toys Part 2: Flammability

SSA 1322-1997
Low Power Radio Frequency Devices

The Export Process for Saudi Arabia; Intertek Group plc Liscensing Manager: contact Maya Raduka

2307 East Aurora Rd., Unit B-7 Twinsburg, Ohio 44087, U.S.A.  Tel: +1 800 441 7276/ +1 330 9630 4990; Fax: +1 330 405 6017

Email: rlcl@intertek.com Website: www.iccp.com 

Saudi Arabian Standards Organization
Imam Saud Ibn Abdul-Aziz Ibn Mohammad Street
Mohammadia Quarter
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
or
P.O. Box 3437
Riyadh, Saudia Arabia 11471
Tel: +966-1-452-2000
Fax: +966-1-452-0000

Available in English

Singapore

 
For Toy Safety Standards, please refer directly to the ISO 8124 and EN 71 series of standards or any other relevant overseas standards.

The Singapore Standarisation Programme

E-mail: stn@spring.gov.sg
Website: www.standards.org.sg 

Available in English

South Africa SANS 8124-1:2009/ISO 8124-1:2009
Safety of Toys - Part 1: Safety Aspects Related to Mechanical and Physical Properties

SANS 8124-2:2008/ISO 8124-2:(SABS ISO 8124-2)
Flammability

SANS 8124-3:1997/ISO 8124-3:1997 (SABS ISO 8124-3)
Migration of Certain Elements

South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)
E-mail: webstore@sabs.co.za 
Website: http://www.sabs.co.za 

Available in English

Thailand Thai Industrial Standard for Toys TIS 685-2540

Part 1: General Requirements (1997)
Compulsory Stnd. (effective date 5 January 1999)

Part 2: Packages and Labeling (1997)

Part 3: Methods of Test & Analysis (1997)

Thai Industrial Standards Institute
Ministry of Industry
E-mail: thaistan@tisi.go.th
Website: www.tisi.go.th

Available in Thai & English

United States

Code of Federal Regulations, Commercial Practices 16, Part 1000 to End (16CFR)

Title 15 -Commerce and Foreign Trade Chapter XI - Technology Administration, Department of Commerce Part 1150 - Marking of Toy, Look-alike and Imitation Firearms

U.S. Government Printing Office
Superintendent of Documents
PO Box 371954
Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954
Tel: 1-866-512-1800 or (202) 512-1800; Fax: (202) 512-2250
Web Site: www.gpo.gov
E-mail: orders@gpo.gov

Available in English

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Engineering Test Manual for Rattles

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Engineering Test Manual for Pacifiers

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Labeling Requirements for Art Materials Presenting Chronic Hazards (LHAMA)

U.S. Child Safety Protection Act, Small Parts Hazard Warning Rule and Rules for Reporting Choking Incidents

Age Determination Guidelines: Relating Children's Ages to Toy Characteristics and Play Behavior (September 2002)

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Division of Regulatory Management Office of Compliance and Enforcement
Washington DC, 20207
U.S.A.
Tel: (301) 504-0400
Fax: (301) 504-0359
Website: www.cpsc.gov
E-mail: info@cpsc.gov

Available in English

ASTM F963-11 Standard Consumer Safety Specification on Toy Safety

CPSC Guidance on applicable requirements of ASTM F963-2011

ASTM F834-84 (89/94) Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Chests

ASTM F1148-09 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Home Playground Equipment

ASTM F1313-90 (2005) Standard Specification for Volatile N-Nitrosamine Levels in Rubber Nipples on Pacifiers

ASTM International
Customer Service Department
100 Barr Harbor Drive
West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
U.S.A.
Tel: (610) 832-9585
Website: www.astm.org

Available in English

ANSI Z315.1-2012 American National Standard for Tricycles - Safety Requirements

ANSI/UL 696, Ninth Edition Standard for Safety Electric Toys

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
25 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 642-4900; Fax: (212) 398-0023
Web Site: www.ansi.org

Available in English

Please note some specific standards are addressed separately.
See the Toy Industry Association website for more details.


® 2013 International Council of Toy Industries      Home | About ICTI | Industry Information | Resources | News | Events | Members Only | Contact Us | Site Map