STANDARD IN THE SPOTLIGHT – SAFETY OF TOYS – EN 71- 8: Activity toys for domestic use 

This part of EN 71 sets out requirements and test methods for activity toys for domestic use often attached to or incorporating a crossbeam, and similar toys intended for children under 14 years to play on or in and often intended to bear the mass of one or more children.

This European Standard also specifies requirements for:

  • separately sold accessories for, and components of activity toys;
  • separately sold swing elements that are ready for use on or in combination with an activity toy;
  • construction packages for activity toys including components used to build activity toys according to a scheduled building instruction.

This European standard provides presumption of conformity with the essential requirements under the Toys safety Directive (2009/48/EC ). European experts have put together their knowledge to define these requirements that ensure that toys, in the hands of children, do not cause harm or pose an undue risk to them.

EN 71-8:2018 - Safety of toys - Part 8: Activity Toys for domestic use was developed by Technical committee CEN/TC 52 - Safety of Toys, whose secretariat is held by Danish Standards (DS).

For more information, see the CEN website.