EN71 EU Toy Safety Regulation

For products: plush toys, plastic toys, wood toys, electric toys, smart toys, riding toys, inflatable toys, magnet toys, experimental toys, Musical Instruments and other toys.



Service background

Scope of application: Applies to products designed for children under 14 years of age, or for their play, whether or not specifically designed for them or for their use.

Thus, the toy EN71 certification Act was introduced in Europe, which means that the toy products entering the European market are technically regulated through the EN71 standard, so as to reduce or avoid the harm of toys to children.


Service content

Test project overview
EN 71-1: Mechanical and physical properties (This part specifies the technical requirements and test methods for the safety of mechanical and physical properties of toys for different age groups, from newborn infants to children aged 14 years, Requirements for packaging, marking and instructions for use are also specified)

Detection requirement

4 General Requirements

4.1 Material cleanliness

4.2 Assembly

4.3 Soft plastic film

4.4 Toy Bag

4.5 Glass

4.6 Expanding Materials

4.7 Edge

4.8 Tips and wires

4.9 Prominent Components

4.10.1 Folding and sliding device

4.10.2 Driving Device

4.10.3 Hinges

4.10.4 Spring

4.11 Mouth toys and other toys for the entrance

4.12 Balloons

4.13 String of toy kites and other flying toys

4.14.1 Toys accessible to children

4.14.2 Face mask and helmet

4.15.1 Toys that are propelled by children or otherwise

4.15.2 Toy bike

4.15.3 Rocking Horses and similar toys

4.15.4 Toys not driven by children

4.15.5 Toy scooter

4.16 Heavy stationary toys

4.17.1 General Requirements

4.17.2 Non-energy storage ejection toy

4.17.3 Energy Storage Ejection Toy

4.17.4 Bow and Arrow

4.18 Water toys and inflatable toys

4.19 Special gunpowder caps for toys and toys using gunpowder caps

4.20 Sound toys

4.21 Toys containing non-electric heat sources

4.22 Small Balls

4.23 Magnet

4.23.1 General Requirements

4.23.2 Toys other than magnetic/electrical performance test devices for children over 8 years of age

4.23.3 Magnetic/electrical performance test equipment for children over 8 years of age

4.24 Yo-yo

4.25 Toys attached to food

4.26 Toy camouflage clothing

4.27 Flying toys

5 Toys for children under 36 months of age

5.1 General Requirements

5.2 Software filling materials and software filling parts of toys

5.3 Plastic Film

5.4 Ropes, chains and wires on toys

5.5 Liquid stuffed toys

5.6 Speed limits for electric riding toys

5.7 Glass and ceramic products

5.8 Shape and size of specific toys

5.9 Toys containing monofilament fibers

5.10 Small Ball

5.11 Preschool doll

5.12 Hemispherical toys

5.13 Suction cups

5.14 Wear all or part of a strap around the neck

6 Packing

7 Warnings, labels, and instructions

7.1 General Requirements

7.2 Toys not intended for use by children under 36 months

7.3 Latex Toys

7.4 Water Toys

7.5 Functional Toys

7.6 Functional sharp edges and sharp tips

7.7 Projectiles

7.8 Imitation protective masks and helmets

7.9 Toy Kite

7.10 Roller skates, inline skates, skateboards and other specific riding toys

7.11 For toys straddling cradles, cots and strollers

7.12 Gas filled teething apparatus

7.13 Gunpowder caps specifically designed for use on toys

7.14 Sound toys

7.15 Toy bike

7.16 Toys designed to bear the weight of children

7.17 Toys containing monofilament fibers

7.18 Toy scooters

7.19 Rocking Horses and similar toys

7.20 Magnetic/electrical performance test equipment

7.21 Toys with wires longer than 300mm

7.22 Toys with ropes or chains for children aged 18 months and up to 36 months

7.23 For toys attached to or across a cradle, crib or stroller

7.24 Pull a rope sled

7.25 Flying toys

7.26 Improvised projectiles


EN 71-2: Flammability (section flammability specifies the flammable materials that all toys are forbidden to use and the flammability requirements for toys with certain small ignition sources. The combustion performance requirements and test methods of 5 types of toy materials are specified in detail.

Test requirements:

A. 4.1. General requirements:

The following materials cannot be used in the manufacture of toys:

(1) Celluloid (nitrite fiber) and materials having the same properties in fire, except for varnishes/paints/glues/balls used in table tennis or similar games;

(2) plush surface materials that produce surface flicker effect after encountering fire;

(3) Flammable gas, highly flammable liquid, flammable liquid, flammable gel, flammable solid;

B. 4.2. Toys worn on the head (plush or fabric materials);

C. 4.3. Toys, costumes and toys worn by children in games;

D. 4.4. Toys for children to enter (tents, sheds, toy pipes, etc.);

E. 4.5 Soft stuffed toys;


EN 71-3: Migration of certain elements (This part specifies the maximum limits and test methods for 19 types of migrable elements in accessible parts or materials of toys)

According to children’s daily intake, toy materials are divided into the following three categories:

First: dry, brittle, powdered or flexible toy materials (chalk, plasticine, etc.);

Second: liquid and sticky toy materials (glue, paint, curry-like ooze, etc.);

Third: scratchable toy materials (general solid materials);


EN 71-4: Experimental sets for chemistry and chemistry

This section specifies the safety techniques of experimental toys for specific chemical and related activities

Surgical requirements)


EN 71-5: Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets

experimental sets (This section specifies other characteristics other than experimental toys for chemistry and related activities

Safety technical requirements for chemical toys)


EN 71-6: Grophical Symbol for Age Warning Labeling (This part mainly defines the labeling symbol for toys – age warning labeling, including the icon and its meaning, etc.)


EN 71-7: Finger paints – Requirements and test methods Finger paints – Requirements and methods

test methods (This section specifies the safety technical requirements and test methods for specific finger paints)

Test items:

4.1 Basic Requirements

4.2 Colorants

4.3 Preservatives

4.4 Migration of specific elements

4.5 Impurity limit requirements

4.5.1 Primary aromatic amines

4.5.2 Other Impurities

4.6 Taste and smell

4.7 pH value

4.8 Binders, additives, humectants and active agents

4.9 Nitrosamines

4.10 Containers

5 Product Information


EN 71-8: Swings, slides and similar Activity toys for indoor or outdoor use in the household

domestic use (This section specifies swings, slides, and similar toys for specific household indoor or outdoor use

Safety technical requirements and test methods, mainly mechanical and physical content)


EN 71-9: Organic chemical compounds – Requirements (This part sets out general requirements for organic compounds contained in toys in order to ensure that these substances do not endanger the health of toy users)

The restricted substances are as follows:

2A flame retardant, 2B colorant, 2C aromatic amine, 2D monomer migration, 2C solvent migration, 2F inhalable solvent, 2H preservative, 2I plasticizer


EN 71-10: Preparation of Organic compounds and extraction of Organic chemical compounds – Sample

preparation and extraction (This section specifies the method of preparation and extraction of organic compounds in toys

Extraction method)


EN 71-11: Methods of analysis of Organic chemical compounds

Analysis (This section specifies the analytical test method for organic compounds in toys)


EN 71-12: N-Nitrosamines and N-nitroso compounds N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable


a. Toys under 36 months old, made of elastomer (rubber, latex, etc.);

b. Toys made of elastomers for placing in the mouth; Such as balloons, teething apparatus;

c. Finger paint for children under 36 months;


EN 71-13: Olfactory board games, cosmetic Bags and Taste Games Olfactory Board Games, Cosmetic

kits and gustative games


EN 71-14: Trampolines for domestic use


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