Safety of toys - Part 8: Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor family domestic use

Amendments relating to various clauses (3.13, 4.1.2, 4.1.5, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.3.1 a), 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 4.6.7, 4.6.8, 6.1.4.2, 6.1.4.3, 6.5.2.2, 6.7 and rationale)

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Public Enquiry End Date
19-Feb-2008
Current Stage
98 - Abandoned project (Adopted Project)
Start Date
16-Aug-2011
Due Date
21-Aug-2011
Completion Date
16-Aug-2011

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Safety of toys - Part 8: Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor

family domestic use

Sicherheit von Spielzeug - Teil 8: Schaukeln, Rutschen und ähnliches Aktivitätsspielzeug

für den häuslichen Gebrauch (Innen- und Außenbereich)

Sécurité des jouets - Partie 8: Balançoires, toboggans et jouets d'activité similaires a

usage familial en extérieur et en intérieur
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 71-8:2003/prA3
ICS:
97.200.50 ,JUDþH Toys
SIST EN 71-8:2003/oprA3:2008 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD
DRAFT
EN 71-8:2003
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
prA3
November 2007
ICS 97.200.50
English Version
Safety of toys - Part 8: Swings, slides and similar activity toys for
indoor and outdoor family domestic use

Sécurité des jouets - Partie 8: Balançoires, toboggans et Sicherheit von Spielzeug - Teil 8: Schaukeln, Rutschen und

jouets d'activité similaires à usage familial en extérieur et ähnliches Aktivitätsspielzeug für den häuslichen Gebrauch

en intérieur (Innen- und Außenbereich)

This draft amendment is submitted to CEN members for enquiry. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee CEN/TC 52.

This draft amendment A3, if approved, will modify the European Standard EN 71-8:2003. If this draft becomes an amendment, CEN

members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for inclusion of this amendment

into the relevant national standard without any alteration.

This draft amendment was established by CEN in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made

by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN Management Centre has the same

status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,

France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,

Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Recipients of this draft are invited to submit, with their comments, notification of any relevant patent rights of which they are aware and to

provide supporting documentation.

Warning : This document is not a European Standard. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without notice and

shall not be referred to as a European Standard.
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© 2007 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 71-8:2003/prA3:2007: E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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EN 71-8:2003/prA3:2007 (E)
Contents Page

Foreword..............................................................................................................................................................3

3 Definitions ..............................................................................................................................................4

4 Requirements.........................................................................................................................................4

4.1.2 Maximum height (see A.9) ....................................................................................................................4

4.1.5 Climbing and swinging ropes...............................................................................................................5

4.2.2 Ladders and similar means of access to toys (see A.10)..................................................................5

4.3.1 Head and neck entrapment...................................................................................................................6

4.4 Stability of activity toys other than slides, swings and toys with crossbeams, and see-

saws ........................................................................................................................................................7

4.5.2 Retaining sides for slides (see A.13) ...................................................................................................7

4.5.3 Starting, sliding and run-out section on slides ..................................................................................7

4.5.4 Means of access to slides.....................................................................................................................8

4.6.2 Strength of crossbeams, swing devices and suspension connectors............................................8

4.6.3 Swings intended for children under 36 months .................................................................................9

4.6.8 Suspension connectors and means of suspension...........................................................................9

4.7 See-saws...............................................................................................................................................10

4.7.1 Stability of see-saws ...........................................................................................................................10

4.7.2 Seat/stand height.................................................................................................................................10

4.7.3 Restraint of motion..............................................................................................................................10

4.7.4 Pinching and crushing of fingers and toes.......................................................................................10

4.7.4 Hand supports......................................................................................................................................10

5.2 Assembly and installation instruction...............................................................................................10

6.1.5 Stability of see-saws...........................................................................................................................12

6.2.2 Strength of swings (see 4.6.2)............................................................................................................12

6.7 Diameter of ropes and chains for swings (see 4.6.8).......................................................................12

Annex A (informative).......................................................................................................................................13

A.9 General requirements (maximum height) (see 4.1.2).......................................................................13

A.10 Ladders and similar means of access to toys (see 4.2.2) ...............................................................13

A.11 Clearance between swing elements and the ground for crossbeams with a maximum

height of 1 200 mm (see 4.6.7)............................................................................................................13

A.12 Stability of swings and other activity toys with crossbeams (see 6.1.4.1.3).................................13

A.13 Retaining sides for slides (see 4.5.2).................................................................................................13

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EN 71-8:2003/prA3:2007 (E)
Foreword

This document (EN 71-8:2003/prA3:2007) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 52 “Safety of

toys”, the secretariat of which is held by DS.
This document is currently submitted to the CEN Enquiry.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

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EN 71-8:2003/prA3:2007 (E)
3 Definitions
Add a new definition
(to become 3.6 and renumber the rest of the definitions of clause 3):
3.6
exposed edges

edges intended to be used and gripped by a child during the use of the toy (e.g. doors, windows, shutters,

ladders, steps, handrails, retaining sides for slide, seat)
Amend 3.13 (now 3.14) as follows:
3.14
swing

structure incorporating a crossbeam, suspension connectors and a swing device with swing element,

suspension coupling and means of suspension (see Figure 2)
Key:
1 Swing device
2 Crossbeam
3 Suspension connector
4 Suspension coupling
5 Means of suspension
6 Swing element (e.g. seat, rings, bar, gondola)
Figure 2 ― Diagrammatic representation of a swing
4 Requirements
Amend 4.1.2 to read:
4.1.2 Maximum height (see A.9)

There shall be no part of the activity toy that has been designed to encourage the child to climb, sit or stand

on which is over a height of 2 500 mm when measured from the ground.
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EN 71-8:2003/prA3:2007 (E)
Amend 4.1.5 as follows:
(additional requirement for climbing nets):
4.1.5 Climbing and swinging ropes
Ropes used for climbing and swinging shall have the following diameters:
Ropes fixed at both ends diameter between 18 mm and 45 mm
Ropes used in climbing nets diameter between 10 mm and 45 mm
Free-hanging ropes fixed at upper end diameter between 25 mm and 45 mm
Amend 4.2.2 as follows:
(Changes in title; 2nd para; b); c); d); e); f); new h); Figure 3).
Unchanged: a); g).
4.2.2 Ladders and similar means of access to toys (see A.10)

These requirements do not apply to toys with a platform height of 600 mm or less.

Ladders and similar means of access to toys shall comply with the requirements in items a) to h).

a) Any opening shall comply with 4.3.1 (head and neck entrapment, probes C and D and test template E).

b) Where a ladder or a stair is used, the lateral width of the tread or rung shall be 240 mm or more (see

Figure 3 a).

c) The distance between the upper surfaces of the treads or rungs shall not exeed 310 mm, when

measured vertically in accordance with Figure 3 b).

This requirement does not apply to the vertical distance between the ground and the upper surface of

the first step.

d) The surface of the tread shall not be slippery. This can be achieved by corrugation of the steps or by the

use of other types of materials.

e) When ladders are provided with rungs, the maximum cross sectional dimension of the rungs shall be not

less than 16 mm and not more than 45 mm.
f) The depth of treads on closed step ladders shall be 120 mm or more.

g) The inclination for ladders that are fixed to the toy shall be between 55° and 90° to the horizontal

h) Ladders with a height of 1 200 mm or more shall be provided with handrails from a height of 600 mm

from the ground to the top of the platform (see Figure 3 a). This requirement does not apply to ladders

with rungs.
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EN 71-8:2003/prA3:2007 (E)
Dimensions in millimetres
Figure 3 a)
Figure 3 b)
Figure 3 – Dimensions of ladders
Amend 4.3.1, a) as follows:
(addition of the word 'all')
4.3.1 Head and neck entrapment

a) All accessible completely bound openings with a lower edge of 600 mm or more above the ground, or

above any other surface which is of such a size that it will support a child, shall, if they allow passage of

probe C (see Figure 10), also allow passage of probe D (see Figure 11) when tested in accordance with

6.5.1 (head and neck entrapment in completely bound openings).
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EN 71-8:2003/prA3:2007 (E)
Amend 4.4 as follows:
(additional words in title and in the NOTE):

4.4 Stability of activity toys other than slides, swings and toys with crossbeams, and see-

saws

NOTE Stability requirements for slides are given in 4.5.1, for swings and other activity toys with crossbeams in 4.6.1, and

for see-saws in 4.7.1.
Amend 4.5.2 as follows:
(new b); changes in a) and c)):
Figure 5 unchanged.
4.5.2 Retaining sides for slides (see A.13)
Retaining sides for slides shall comply with the following (see Figure 5):

a) For slides with a height of more than 1 500 mm measured from the ground, the height (h) of the retaining

sides shall be 100 mm or more.
b) For slides with a height between 1 000 mm and 1 500 mm m
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