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EU - New Amendment A12 to EN 62115 is now Harmonised under the EU Toys Safety Directive
Vol. 846 | August 07, 2015
The new amendment A12 to EN 62115 is now harmonised under the EU Toys Safety Directive 2009/48/EC per the reference published in EU Official Journal in June 12, 2015. This new version will be effective from June 3, 2017, but until that time the existing standard can still be used. The major change is the addition of Annex ZC covering toys that generate electromagnetic fields (EMF).
Annex ZC requires that toys with an integrated field source generating EMF shall comply with EN 62233:2008 with the following changes:
Toys without a motor, inductor or that only include passive electronic components are considered to comply without further testing
Toys consuming a current of 3A or less are not subject to the requirements
Test requirement parameter list for different type of toys in Standard EN 62233:2008 for EMF measurement methods：
Type of appliance
Measuring distance r1 cm
Coupling factor ac(r1)
Toys or parts of toys intended to be used close to the body
Toys or parts of toys, hand-held
Toys or parts of toys, other
When the markings or instructions of EN 62115 7.4 are on the packaging only, it shall also be stated that the packaging must be retained since it contains important information.
Each low-power circuit is short-circuited by connecting the low-power point to the pole of the supply from which the measurements were made. Should this short circuit cause a hazardous condition, the short circuit is removed and the tests of EN 62115 9.8.2 a) to f) are applied to each low power circuit.
Connectors such as jack plugs, USB plugs, RCA plugs, etc., with a diameter or diagonal measurement between 3.75mm and 5.25mm and length greater than 7mm are considered to fail the requirements of EN 62115 clause 14.10.