ISO Released Safety Standards for Children's Products and Toys

time:2018-12-06 15:59:00  Author:  Source:

  Recently, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released the toy safety standard "Toy Safety - Part 6: ISO 8124-6:2018, the updated version of certain "phthalates" in toys and children's products


  The standard specifies a measure of Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), phthalic acid Di(2-ethylhexyl) ester (DEHP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) in toys and children's products. It does not specify a limit for phthalates, so it is recommended that users of this standard know the requirements of the relevant country.

  Since the materials for children's products are usually similar to toys, in some countries, the phthalate requirements for toys are also applicable to children's products. The scope of this standard covers a wide range of materials and is therefore also suitable for toys and children's products. And it applies to toys and children's products made of plastics, textiles, paints and liquids. It has been validated on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics, polyurethane (PU) plastics and some representative paint dyes. It may also be suitable for other phthalates and other product materials if fully verified.

  The main changes in the second edition compared to the previous edition are as follows:

  – the addition of diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) in Clause 1 and Annex A;

  – the addition of liquid substances in Clauses 1, 7 and Annex A;

  - new addition of clause 2, reference to standards and renumbering of subsequent clauses;

  - added a new method C, "ultrasonic bath method";

  - updating and reorganizing the experimental data for cooperation between laboratories in Annex B;

  - new addition of Annex E, ultrasonic bath performance check and renumbering all accessories;

  Note: Personnel using this standard should be familiar with normal laboratory operations. This standard is not intended to address all of the security issues (if any) associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user to establish appropriate safe and healthy practices. Testing in accordance with this standard must be carried out by suitably trained staff.


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