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CEN to Publish Standard for Toy Safety

January 14, 2016

EUROPEAN UNION - The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has published CEN/TR 16918 Safety of toys - Children´s mouthing behavior in contact with toys.
This technical report presents the results of a European Study on "Children's mouthing behavior in contact with toys," providing statistical data on the duration and frequency with which children under 36 months introduce toys into their mouths, and estimated data on the time children under 36 months spend mouthing toys each day.
The technical report also provides information on the following:

  • The literature focused on children's mouthing behavior, including commonly used methodologies and significant results
  • The design and methodology of the study
  • The data on the children and toy sample
  • The forms used in data collection