Safety of electric toys

Superseded by EN 62115:2005

Sicherheit elektrischer Spielzeuge

Sécurité des jouets électriques

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SLOVENSKI SIST EN 50088:1998/A3:2002
prva izdaja
november 2002
Varnost električnih igrač
Safety of electric toys; Amendment A3
ICS 97.200.50 Referenčna številka
SIST EN 50088:1998/A3:2002(en)

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ICS 97.200.50
English version
Safety of electric toys
Sécurité des jouets électriques Sicherheit elektrischer Spielzeuge

This amendment A3 modifies the European Standard EN 50088:1996; it was approved by CENELEC on

2002-03-01. CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which

stipulate the conditions for giving this amendment the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on

application to the Central Secretariat or to any CENELEC member.

This amendment exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language

made by translation under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified to the

Central Secretariat has the same status as the official versions.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic,

Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta,

Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
Central Secretariat: rue de Stassart 35, B - 1050 Brussels

© 2002 CENELEC - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC members.

Ref. No. EN 50088:1996/A3:2002 E
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EN 50088:1996/A3:2002 – 2 –

A proposal to amend EN 50088:1996, document CLC/TC 61(SEC)1219A, was discussed during the

Pamplona meeting in June 1999, when it was decided to submit a draft for an amendment to EN 50088 to

the Unique Acceptance Procedure.

This draft was circulated in August 1999. The comments were discussed during the Kristiansand meeting

in June 2000, when it was decided to submit a new draft to the formal vote. This draft was circulated in

February 2001. The comments were discussed during the Delft meeting in May 2001, when it was

decided to submit a further draft to the formal vote (2MV).

This draft was circulated in October 2001 and was approved by CENELEC as amendment A3 to

EN 50088 on 2002-03-01.
The following dates were fixed:
- latest date by which the amendment has to be
implemented at national level by publication of an
identical national standard or by endorsement (dop) 2003-03-01
- date on which national standards conflicting
with the amendment have to be withdrawn (dow) 2005-03-01

This amendment supplements or modifies the corresponding clauses of EN 50088:1996.

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Replace the reference to clause 20 by:
20 Radiation, toxicity and similar hazards
Replace the reference to annex B by:
Annex B – Void
Replace the reference to annex D by:
Annex D – Sequence of the tests of clause 19
Replace the reference to annex F by:
Annex F – Void
Annex I – Toys incorporating lasers and light emitting diodes
1 Scope
Add the following note:

NOTE Additional requirements for toys incorporating lasers and light emitting diodes (LEDs) are given in annex I.

2 Normative references
Replace the list of standards by:
EN 71 series Safety of toys
EN 71-1 1998 Safety of toys – Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties
EN 71-3 1994 Safety of toys – Part 3: Migration of certain elements

EN 60068-2-75 1997 Environmental testing – Part 2-75: Tests - Test Eh: Hammer tests

(IEC 60068-2-75:1997)

EN 60086-2 2001 Primary batteries – Part 2: Physical and electrical specifications

(IEC 60086-2:2000)
EN 60320-1 2001 Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes –
Part 1: General requirements (IEC 60320-1:2001)
EN 60335-1 1994 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances –
Part 1: General requirements (IEC 60335-1:1991, mod.)
EN 60417 series Graphical symbols for use on equipment (IEC 60417 series)
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EN 50088:1996/A3:2002 – 4 –
EN 60529 1991 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
(IEC 60529:1989)

EN 60695-2-2 1994 Fire hazard testing – Part 2: Test methods – Section 2: Needle-flame test

(IEC 60695-2-2:1991)

EN 60695-2-11 2001 Fire hazard testing – Part 2-11: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods –

Glow-wire flammability test method for end-products
(IEC 60695-2-11:2000)

EN 60707 1999 Flammability of solid non-metallic materials when exposed to flame sources –

ist of test methods (IEC 60707:1999)
EN 60730 series Automatic electrical controls for household and similar use
(IEC 60730, mod.)
EN 60825-1 1994 Safety of laser products – Part 1: Equipment classification,
+ corr. February 1995 requirements and user’s guide (IEC 60825-1:1993)
A11 1996
+ corr. July 1997
A2 2001 (IEC 60825-1:1993/A2:2001)
EN 61058-1 1992 Switches for appliances – Part 1: General requirements
(IEC 61058-1:1990)
EN 61558-2-7 1997 Safety of power transformers, power supply units and similar
Part 2-7: Particular requirements for transformers for toys
(IEC 61558-2-7:1997, mod.)

IEC 60384-14 1993 Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment – Part 14: Sectional

specification: Fixed capacitors for electromagnetic interference suppression
and connection to the supply mains

IEC 60083 1997 Plugs and socket-outlets for domestic and similar general use standardized in

member countries of IEC
3 Definitions
3.1.6 Replace by:

3.1.6 battery box: Separate compartment for containing batteries that is detachable from the toy.

3.1.8 Delete the reference "[EN 60742]".
3.2.3 Delete the word “not” from the note.
3.5.1 Delete the note.

3.5.4 replaceable battery: Battery that can be replaced without breaking the toy.

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5 General conditions for the tests
5.14 Replace the first paragraph by:

Batteries are correctly positioned before evaluating the possibility of bridging insulation and before

carrying out the short-circuit tests.
Add as a second paragraph:

When a straight steel wire having a diameter of 0,5 mm is used to evaluate the possibility of bridging

insulation, the wire is applied only with sufficient force to hold it in position.

5.15 Replace the subclause references as follows:
4.3 by 8.5
4.4 by 8.21
4.5 by 8.22
4.13 by
4.21.3 by

NOTE 3 For battery toys, the batteries are in position during the preconditioning.

6 Selection of tests

The selection criteria of 6.1 and 6.2 are used to determine which tests are carried out.

If the toy meets the criteria of 6.1 but does not meet the criteria of 6.2, the exemptions of 6.1 are still


If the toy meets the criteria of 6.2 but does not meet the criteria of 6.1, the exemptions of 6.2 are still


When a toy does not meet the criteria of 6.1 and 6.2, all relevant tests of the standard apply.

6.1 Replace by:

6.1 Toys that comply with the tests of clause 9 with the insulation between parts of different polarity

short-circuited are considered to comply with the requirements of clauses 10, 11.2, 12, 15 and 18 and are

therefore not su

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