December 5, 2014
The European Committee of Standardization (CEN) has submitted EN 71-14:2014 standard “Safety of toys Part 14: Trampolines for domestic use” for approval to be published.
The standard targets all trampolines intended for domestic use, used by one person at a time, and intended for outdoor and/or indoor use, and their access devices and enclosures.
The following are excluded:
- trampolines intended to be used in playgrounds
- trampolines used as gymnastics equipment (already covered by a specific standard EN 13219)
- floating inflatable trampolines (already covered by specific standards EN 15649 parts 1, 2 and 6)
- inflatable trampolines
- inclined mat trampolines
- trampolines for fitness (including trampolines for medical use)
- trampolines with additional features (e.g. tents and basketball hoops)
- trampolines for domestic use buried at ground level
Why It Matters
EN 71-14:2014 trampoline safety requirements are based on the construction, durability of materials (metallic and non-metallic), entrapment (finger, head and neck, foot), impact resistance of the frame padding and the suspension system, protection of the poles and strength of the frame, enclosures, access devices, mat and suspension system, plus all the required warnings and markings.
Specific requirements are set for mini-trampolines (characterized by frame size < 1.500mm, frame height <350mm, and max user weight 25kg) with respect to medium and large trampolines.
How UL Can Help
To learn how UL can help you comply with all EN71 requirements, email [email protected]. A UL representative will follow up with you soon.