Electric toys – Safety
|Publication Date:||1 February 2011|
|ICS Code (Toys):||97.200.50|
|ICS Code (Domestic safety):||13.120|
This International Standard deals with the safety of toys that have at least one function dependent on electricity.
NOTE 1 Examples of toys also within the scope of this standard are
- constructional sets;
- experimental sets;
- functional toys (models that have a function similar to an appliance or installation used by adults);
- computer toys;
- toy computers;
Additional requirements for experimental sets are given in Annex A.
Toys using electricity for secondary functions are within the scope of this standard.
NOTE 2 A doll's house having an interior lamp is an example of such a toy.
Additional requirements for toys incorporating lasers and light-emitting diodes are given in Annex E.
In order to comply with this standard, electric toys also have to comply with ISO 8124-1, since it covers hazards other than those arising by the use of electricity.
NOTE 3 Transformers for toys (IEC 61558-2-7 for linear types or IEC 61558-2-7 and IEC 61558-2-16 for switch mode types), battery chargers (IEC 60335-2-29) and battery chargers for use by children (IEC 60335-2-29 Annex AA) are not considered to be part of a toy even if supplied with a toy.
NOTE 4 If it is intended that a child also plays with the packaging, the latter is considered to be part of the toy.
NOTE 5 This standard does not apply to
- toy steam engines;
- scale models for adult collectors;
- folk dolls and decorative dolls and other similar articles for adult collectors;
- sports equipment;
- aquatic equipment intended to be used in deep water;
- equipment intended to be used collectively in playgrounds;
- amusement machines (IEC 60335-2-82);
- professional toys installed in public places (shopping centres, stations, etc.);
- products containing heating elements intended for use under the supervision of an adult in a teaching context;
- portable luminaries for children (IEC 60598-2-10);
- video and computer games;
- blowers for inflatable activity toys (e.g. bouncy castles);
- Christmas decorations.