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Sweden Releases Technical Reports for Toys

April 14, 2016

The Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) published the following technical reports:
SIS-CEN/TR 15371-2:2016 Safety of toys - Interpretations - Part 2: Replies to requests for interpretation of the chemical standards in the EN 71-series, which provides replies to requests for interpretations of actual chemical standards in the EN 71 series:

  • EN 71-3: Migration of certain elements;
  • EN 71-4: Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities;
  • EN 71-5: Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets;
  • EN 71-7: Finger paints — Requirements and test methods;
  • EN 71-9: Organic chemical compounds — Requirements;
  • EN 71-10: Organic chemical compounds — Sample preparation and extraction;
  • EN 71-11: Organic chemical compounds — Methods of analysis;
  • EN 71-12: N-Nitrosamines and N-Nitrosatable substances; and
  • EN 71-13: Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games

SIS-CEN/TR 15371-1:2016 Safety of toys - Interpretations - Part 1: Replies to requests for interpretation of EN 71-1, EN 71-2, EN 71-8 and EN 71-14 which clarifies:

  • EN 71-1:2014: Mechanical and physical properties;
  • EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014: Flammability;
  • EN 71-8:2011: Activity toys for domestic use and
  • EN 71-14:2014: Trampolines for domestic use

SIS-CEN/TR 16918:2016 Safety of toys - Children´s mouthing behavior in contact with toys, which presents statistical data on the duration and frequency with which children under 36 months introduce toys into their mouths and estimated data on the time in which children under 36 months spend mouthing toys each day. It includes 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

All were published on March 2, 2016.