Safety of toys — Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties — Amendment 1

Sécurité des jouets — Partie 1: Aspects de sécurité relatifs aux propriétés mécaniques et physiques — Amendement 1

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 8124-1
First edition
2000-04-01
AMENDMENT 1
2007-06-01
Safety of toys —
Part 1:
Safety aspects related to mechanical and
physical properties
AMENDMENT 1
Sécurité des jouets —
Partie 1: Aspects de sécurité relatifs aux propriétés mécaniques et
physiques
AMENDEMENT 1
Reference number
ISO 8124-1:2000/Amd.1:2007(E)
ISO 2007
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ISO 8124-1:2000/Amd.1:2007(E)
Foreword

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

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

ISO 8124 consists of the following parts, under the general title Safety of toys:

⎯ Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties
⎯ Part 2: Flammability
⎯ Part 3: Migration of certain elements
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ISO 8124-1:2000/Amd.1:2007(E)
Safety of toys —
Part 1:
Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties
AMENDMENT 1
Foreword
Delete the last paragraph.
Introduction
Delete the 5th and 6th paragraphs and replace the text with:

Annexes A, B, C, D and E are for information purposes only but are crucial for the correct interpretation of this

part of ISO 8124.
The safety of electric toys is covered by IEC 62115.

When age indications are required for safety labelling purposes, they may be given in either months or years.

1 Scope
Amend item l) to read:

l) aquatic equipment intended to be used in deep water, swimming-learning devices and floatation aids for

children such as swim-seats and swim-aids;
2 Normative references
Amend reference to ISO 4287-2:1997 to read:

ISO 4287:1997, Geometrical Product Specifications (GPS) — Surface texture: Profile method — Terms,

definitions and surface texture parameters
3 Terms and definitions
Amend the note (below the heading) to read:

NOTE The requirements in this part of ISO 8124 are applicable to certain age ranges. For interpretation of these age

ranges, please see clause E.42 (age-break terminology) of the rationale.
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3.8
cord
Add a note:
NOTE Doll hair is not considered as a cord.
3.34
paper
2 2

Amend “maximum areic mass of 400 g/m ” to “maximum mass per unit area of 400 g/m ”

3.40
protective cap or cover
Amend the term to “protective cap, protective cover or protective tip”
Add the following new terms and definitions:
3.55
resilient material

any material having a hardness less than 70 Shore A scale durometer as measured in accordance with

ISO 868
3.56
squeeze toy

hand-held pliable toy, usually incorporating a noise-making feature activated by forcing air through an opening

when flexed or squeezed and which usually recovers its original shape when released

4 Requirements
4.3.1 Material quality (see E.4)

Amend “by the unaided eye rather than under magnification” to “by normal corrected vision rather than under

magnification”.
4.4.1 (three times) Amend “up to and including 36 months” to “under 36 months”.
For children under 36 months
Add to the bullet list:
• audio and/or video discs which are not themselves small parts
4.4.2 (twice):

Amend “from 37 months up to and including 72 months” to “36 months and over but under 72 months”.

4.5.1 Squeeze toys, rattles and certain other toys
Amend a) and b) to read:

a) Such toys shall be designed so that no part of the toy protrudes past the base of test template A, when

tested in accordance with 5.3.

b) Such toys with nearly spherical, hemispherical, or circular flared ends shall be designed so that such

ends do not protrude past the base of the supplemental test template B when tested in accordance with

5.3.
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4.5.2 Amend:
“up to and including 36 months” to “under 36 months”.

“from 37 months up to and including 96 months” to “36 months and over but under 96 months”.

4.5.3 Amend “up to and including 36 months” to “under 36 months”.
4.5.4 Preschool play figures

In 1st paragraph, 1st line, amend “preschool figures to “preschool play figures”.

Amend “up to and including 36 months” to “under 36 months”.
4.5.5 Amend “up to and including 36 months” to “under 36 months”.
4.5.4 Preschool play figures

In 1st paragraph, 1st line, amend “preschool figures to “preschool play figures”.

Add the following clause:
4.5.8 Hemispheric-shaped toys (see E.40)

These requirements apply to cup-shaped, bowl-shaped or one-half-of-an-egg-shaped toys having a nearly

round, oval or elliptical opening with the dimensions of minor and major axes between 64 mm and 102 mm, a

volume of less than 177 ml, a depth greater than 13 mm, and intended for children under 36 months.

The following toys are exempt from these requirements:

⎯ objects intended to hold liquids in products appropriate for children of 24 months and over (e.g. pots and

pans);

⎯ containers that must be airtight so the contents can maintain their functional integrity (e.g. modelling clay

containers);

⎯ components of larger products that do not become detached when tested in accordance with 5.24

(reasonably foreseeable abuse tests), (e.g. bowl-shaped smoke stack that is permanently attached to a

toy train, or a swimming pool that is moulded into a larger toy playscape);

⎯ containers that are part of packaging intended to be discarded once the toy is removed from the

packaging.

Cup-shaped, bowl-shaped or one-half-of-an-egg-shaped toys shall, as a minimum, comply with at least one of

the requirements in items a), b), c) or d) below:

a) The object shall have at least two openings that are at least 13 mm from the rim as measured along the

outside contour:

⎯ if the openings are placed in the base of the object, at least two of the openings shall be at least

13 mm apart; see Figure 8 a);

⎯ if the openings are not placed in the base of the object, at least two of the openings shall be placed

at least 30° but not more than 150° apart; see Figure 8 b).

b) The plane of the opening to the cup shape shall be interrupted at the centre by some type of divider that

extends to 6 mm or less from the plane of the opening. An example of an interruption includes a rib

through the centre of the opening; see Figure 8 c).
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c) The object shall have three openings located between 6 mm and 13 mm from the rim and at least 100°

degrees apart as measured along the outside contour.

d) The object shall have a repeated scalloped edge pattern around the entire rim. The maximum distance

between centerlines of adjacent peaks shall be 25 mm and the minimum depth shall be 6 mm.

See Figure 8 d) for examples of scalloped edge patterns.

For the purpose of these requirements, an opening is defined as a hole of any shape with a minimum

dimension of 2 mm.

The requirements above apply before and after testing in accordance with 5.24 (reasonably foreseeable

abuse test).
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Dimensions in millimetres
a) Openings in the base of bowl
b) Opening placement
Figure 8 — Examples of hemispheric-shaped toys
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Dimensions in millimetres
c) Rib-through-cup centre
d) Scalloped-edge pattern
Figure 8 — Examples of hemispheric-shaped toys (continued)
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4.6.2 Amend:
“up to and including 36 months” to “under 36 months”.

“from 37 months up to and including 96 months” to “36 months and over but under 96 months”.

4.6.3 “under 97 months” to “under 96 months”.
4.6.4 “under 97 months" to "under 96 months”.
4.7.1 Amend:
“up to and including 36 months” to “under 36 months”.
“under 97 months” to “under 96 months”.
4.7.2 Amend:
“up to and including 36 months” to “under 36 months”.

“from 37 months up to and including 96 months” to “36 months and over but under 96 months”.

4.8 Amend to read:
4.8 Protruding parts (see E.13)
4.8.1 Projections

These requirements are intended to minimize possible puncture hazards to the skin should a child fall on a

rigid projection, such as unprotected ends of axles, actuating levers and decorative features.

If a projection presents a potential skin puncture hazard, the projection shall be protected by suitable means,

such as turning back the end of a wire, or by affixing a smoothly finished protective cap or cover, which

effectively increases the surface area for potential contact with the skin. The protective cap or cover shall not

become detached when tested in accordance with 5.24 (reasonably foreseeable abuse tests).

Toys intended to be repeatedly assembled and taken apart, shall have the individual pieces and fully

assembled articles, as shown on packaging graphics, instructions or other advertising evaluated separately.

The requirements for the assembled toy do not apply to toys where the assembling makes up a significant

part of the play value of the toy.

Since this requirement relates to hazards arising from a child falling on to a toy, only vertical or nearly vertical

projections shall be evaluated. The toy shall be tested in its most onerous position. Corners of structures do

not fall under this category.
4.8.2 Handlebars and other tubes

Handlebars shall be equipped with handle-grips with enlarged ends. Ends of other tubes shall be equipped

with end-plugs or other means of protection at the end of the tube.

Handle-grips and other protective devices shall not become detached when subjected to a removal force of

70 N.
Amend 4.10 to read:
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4.10 Plastic film or plastic bags in packaging and in toys (see E.15)

These requirements do not apply to shrink film that is in the form of an overwrap that would normally be

destroyed when the packaging is opened.

Flexible plastic film or flexible plastic bags without backing and with a minor dimension greater than 100 mm

and used in toys shall either:

a) have an average thickness of 0,038 mm or greater and no individual measurement less than 0,032 mm

thick when tested in accordance with 5.10 (determination of thickness of plastic film and sheeting)

b) have perforations with well-defined holes (where material has been removed) of 1 % minimum area on

any maximum area of dimensions 30 mm × 30 mm. See Figure 9.

NOTE The requirement in 4.10 b) can be fulfilled by having 3,4 mm diameter holes in a square grid pattern where the

vertical and horizontal distance between the centre of two holes is 22,9 mm or less (the area of a 3,4 mm hole is larger

2 2
than 9 mm which is more than 1 % of 900 mm (30 mm × 30 mm).

For plastic balloons, the thickness requirement in a) applies to double layers of plastic sh

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