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The 2013 revision of EN 71-5, covering safety requirements for chemical toys (sets) other than experimental (chemistry sets), has been published. This is the latest measure aligning the European EN 71 toys safety standards with the new chemical requirements of the EU Toys Safety Directive (TSD) 2009/48/EC, which take effect from 20 July 2013. EN 71-5:2013 is harmonised under the TSD, following the publication of its reference in EU’s Official Journal. Therefore compliance with EN 71-5:2013 will offer a presumption of conformity to the relevant TSD chemical requirements.
EN 71-5 addresses only selected types of chemical toys in which the child’s creativity is a significant part of the play value, as follows.
The substances and mixtures permitted in these types of chemical toys are specified and the amounts that may be included, along with test methods for verification. Age restrictions, markings, labelling, safety rules, first aid information, instructions for use, and advice for adult supervision are also included.
The main changes in EN 71-5:2013 are: