EU Regulations(2009/48/EC)

Directive 2009/48/EC,ToySafety Directive,EN71...

EU Regulations(2009/48/EC)

EU Regulations 

The most important is the ToySafety Directive2009/48/EC in European Union, which stipulates the qualityrequirements and conformity assessment procedures, all the toys entering the EUmarket must meet the requirements of the directive.However, the directive onlydeals with the main objectives and basic requirements of toys not involvetechnical details. Specific technical details are determined by harmonizing thestandard EN 71 series and EN 62115. The EN 71 series standard specifies therequirements for physical performance, flammability, labeling, and EN 62115specifies the safety requirements of the electric toys.In addition, toys shouldcomply with other EU regulations, such as Reach regulations, POPs regulations,RoHS directives and so on.



Standard  name



Toy Safety Directive

EU legislation aims to ensure that   toys meet  safety requirements that are amongst the strictest in the   world. Toy Safety  Directive 2009/48/EC (also known as "TSD")   lay down the safety  criteria that toys must meet before they can be   marketed in the EU

EN 71-1

Mechanical and physical properties

This  standard specifies   requirements and test methods for toys intended for use by  children in   various age groups from birth to 14 years

EN 71-2


This  standard specifies the   categories of flammable materials that are prohibited  in all toys, and   requirements concerning flammability of certain toys when  they are   subjected to a minor source of ignition

EN 71-3

Migration of Certain Elements

This  standard specifies test   methods and limits of the migration of 19 soluble  heavy metal elements   from accessible materials used in toys

EN 71-4

Experimental sets for chemistry and   related activities

This  standard specifies   requirements for the maximum amount and, in some cases,  the maximum   concentration of certain substances and mixtures used in  experimental   sets for chemistry and related activities

EN 71-5

Chemical toys (sets) other than    experimental sets

This  standard specified   requirements and test methods for the substances and  materials used in   chemical toys (sets) other than experimental  sets

EN 71-7

Finger  paints - Requirements   and test methods

This standard specifies requirements   for the substances and  materials used in finger paints

EN 71-8

Activity toys for domestic use

This standard specifies requirements   and  test methods for activity toys for domestic use often attached to   or  incorporating a crossbeam, and similar toys intended for children   under 14  years to play on or in and often intended to bear the mass of   one or more  children

EN 71-9

Organic chemical compounds


This standard specifies requirements   for  the migration or content of certain hazardous organic chemical   compounds  from/in certain toys and toy materials

EN 71-10

Organic chemical compounds-

Sample preparation and extraction

This standard specifies sample    preparation and extraction procedures for establishing the release or   content  of organic compounds from those toys for which requirements   exist in EN 71-9

EN 71-11

Organic chemical compounds-

Methods of analysis

This standard specifies methods for   the  analysis of toy and toy material extracts prepared according to the   sampling  procedures in EN 71-10, to enable assessment of compliance   with the chemical  requirements specified in EN 71-9

EN 71-12

N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable   substances

This standard specifies the   requirements  and test methods for determining N-nitrosamines and   N-nitrosatable substance  restricted in toys intended for use by   children under 36 months or in other  toys and parts of toys intended to   be placed in the mouth

EN 71-13

Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits   and  gustative games

This standard  specifies   requirements for olfactory board games, gustative board games, cosmetic    kits and gustative kits

EN 71-14

Trampolines for domestic use

This standard  specifies   requirements and test methods for domestic use, their access device  and   their enclosures, intended for outdoor and/or indoor use above ground    level by one person at a time

EN 62115

Electric toys - Safety

This  standard specifies   electrical safety requirements for toys, such as marking  and   instructions, power input, heating and abnormal operation, electric    strength at operating temperature, moisture resistance, electric   strength at  room temperature, mechanical strength, construction,   protection of cords and  wires, components, screws and connections,   clearances and creepage distances,  resistance to heat and fire,   radiation, toxicity and similar hazards, etc.