This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods
for the migration of aluminium, antimony, arsenic, barium, boron,
cadmium, chromium (III), chromium (VI), cobalt, copper, lead,
manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, strontium, tin, organic tin
and zinc from toy materials and from parts of toys.
Packaging materials are not considered to be part of the toy
unless they have intended play value.
NOTE 1 See guidance document of the European Commission guidance
document no. 12  on the application of the Directive on the
safety of toys
– packaging. The standard contains requirements for the
migration of certain elements from the following categories of toy
— Category I: Dry, brittle, powder like or pliable
— Category II: Liquid or sticky materials;
— Category III: Scraped-off materials.
The requirements of this standard do not apply to toys or parts
of toys which, due to their accessibility, function, volume or
mass, clearly exclude any hazard due to sucking, licking or
swallowing or prolonged skin contact when the toy or part of toy is
used as intended or in a foreseeable way, bearing in mind the
behaviour of children.
NOTE 2 For the purposes of this standard, for the following toys
and parts of toys the likelihood of sucking, licking or swallowing
toys is considered significant (see H.2 and H.3):
− All toys intended to be put in the mouth or to the mouth,
cosmetics toys and writing instruments categorised as toys can be
considered to be sucked, licked or swallowed;
− All the accessible parts and components of toys intended for
children up to 6 years of age can be considered to come into
contact with the mouth. The likelihood of mouth contact with parts
of toys intended for older children is not considered significant
in most cases (see H.2).
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