Safety of toys — Part 4: Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor family domestic use — Amendment 1: Inflatable activity toys

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Safety of toys —
Part 4:
Swings, slides and similar activity toys for
indoor and outdoor family domestic use
AMENDMENT 1: Inflatable activity toys
Sécurité des jouets —
Partie 4: Balançoires, glissoires et jouets à activité similaire à usage
domestique familial intérieur et extérieur
AMENDEMENT 1: Jouets à activité gonflables
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ISO 8124-4:2010/Amd.1:2012(E)
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ISO 8124-4:2010/Amd.1:2012(E)
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ISO 8124-4:2010/Amd.1:2012(E)

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rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

Amendment 1 to ISO 8124-4:2010 was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 181, Safety of toys.

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ISO 8124-4:2010/Amd.1:2012(E)
Safety of toys —
Part 4:
Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor
family domestic use
AMENDMENT 1: Inflatable activity toys
Page 1, Scope
Add the following paragraph:

Inflatable activity toys are included in the scope of this part of ISO 8124. However, a powered blower used to

continuously inflate the toy is not covered by this part of ISO 8124 since it is considered to be a household

appliance and covered by requirements given in IEC 60335-2-80.
Page 1, Terms and definitions
Amend 3.1 so that it reads:
activity toy

toy intended for family domestic use, intended to bear the mass of one or more children, the support structure

of which remains stationary while the activity is taking place and which is intended for the performance by a

child of any of the following activities: climbing, swinging, sliding, rocking, spinning, jumping, bouncing, crawling

and creeping, or any combination thereof
EXAMPLES Swings, slides, carousels and climbing frames (see Figure 1).

NOTE Aquatic toys, paddling pools, trampolines and ride-on vehicles are not considered activity toys in the context

of this International Standard.
In 3.17, amend the key to Figure 4 as follows:
1 crossbeam/support member
2 suspension connector
3 suspension coupling
4 means of suspension
5 swing device
6 swing element (e.g. seat, rings, bar, gondola)
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ISO 8124-4:2010/Amd.1:2012(E)
Add the following new definition:
inflatable activity toy

activity toy, with a structure made of flexible material, inflated by air, intended for children to play on or in

EXAMPLES Bouncy castle, inflatable slides (see Figure 5).

NOTE There are two types of inflatable activity toys: one is kept inflated by a closure (valve) once inflated; the

other is kept inflated only by the continuous input of air from a blower.
Figure 5 — Examples of inflatable activity toys
(Renumber subsequent figures accordingly.)
Page 22, Clause 4
Add the following new requirement:
4.10 Inflatable activity toys
See A.4.10.
4.10.1 General

Inflatable activity toys shall meet the requirements of any other applicable part of this International Standard,

e.g. for slides and barriers.
4.10.2 Anchorage

Inflatable activity toys intended for outdoor use, or that use a blower for continuous input of air, shall be provided

with an anchorage system and any necessary accessories, enabling the toy to be securely fixed to the ground.

If secured by ground anchors, there shall be a minimum of two anchorage points per side of the inflatable activity

toy and a minimum of four per toy, e.g. for a circular product, they shall be distributed approximately evenly.

NOTE Corner anchors count as 50 % on each side.

Each anchorage point and all of the components of the anchorage system, e.g. ropes, webbings, metal

attachments, stakes and weights, shall withstand a force of 1 600 N applied in a direction in accordance with

the angle of normal use as determined by the attachment to the toy.

The tops of ground stakes (if supplied) shall be free from sharp edges and/or provided with a protective cover

of soft or resilient material to prevent injury if impacted.
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ISO 8124-4:2010/Amd.1:2012(E)

The anchorage system shall be designed so that anchorage points are positioned away from potential impact

areas, for example by attaching them to the bottom perimeter edge of the toy (see Figure 17).

1 side of inflatable
2 impact area
3 anchorage stake as close as practicable to the side of the inflatable
4 ground level
Figure 17 — Anchorage at the bottom edge of the toy

Anchorage systems other than ground anchor stakes (such as a water pool, ballast bags, sandbox or a heavily

weighted base) are permitted if the system will withstand the same forces as if it were secured with ground

anchor stakes, taking into account the shape of the toy.
4.10.3  Connection tubes for continuous inflation

Connection tubes for continuous input of air from a blower to inflatable activity toys shall be long enough to

allow the inflation device to be placed at a minimum of 2,5 m from the toy.
4.10.4 Containment General

The containing wall height shall be measured from the surface of the platform or slope to the top of the wall,

perpendicular to the platform or slope and in an unloaded condition.

Containing walls shall not include features that might be used as an aid to climbing the wall.

Toys and activities that are integral to the inflatable activity toy shall not be placed in a manner that allows them

to be used as an aid to climbing containing walls.

Openings in containing walls to give access to slides, climbing frames and ladders are permitted. Platforms

Any platform intended for sitting or standing 760 mm or more above the ground shall be provided with a means

to contain users.
Containment shall be provided by either of the following:
a) walls with a minimum height of 1,8 m;

b) walls with a height of between 610 mm and 1,8 m, permanently roofed in a manner that contain users.

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ISO 8124-4:2010/Amd.1:2012(E) Slopes
Slopes of less than 30° shall be treated as a platform.

The first metre at the top of slopes greater than 30° shall meet the containment requirements for platforms.

The remaining length of slopes greater than 30° that are 760 mm or more above the ground shall be provided

with containing walls with a minimum height of 900 mm.
The angle of slopes is measured in an unloaded condition.
4.10.5 Safe collapse

Inflatable activity toys shall be designed so that users have sufficient time and clearance to evacuate the toy in

the case of a loss of air pressure.
When tested in accordance with 6.9:

a) the minimum time taken for the test load to reach its lowest point shall be as given in Table 3;

Table 3 – Minimum deflation times
Minimum time for test load to
Height of platform
reach its lowest point
Less than 600 mm 10 s
Greater than 600 mm and less than 1 500 mm 20 s
Greater than 1 500 mm and less than 2 000 mm 30 s
Greater than 2 000 mm 40 s
b) the opening of any tunnel or squeeze point un

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