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UL 696

10th Edition, April 24, 2015

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UL Standard for Safety Electric Toys

Includes all amendments and changes through Revision Page(s) , April 24, 2015

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 10th Edition, April 24, 2015
  • Published Date: April 24, 2015
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: UL (UL)
  • Page Count: 50
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

These requirements cover electrically-operated toys including miniatures of full-sized appliances that may not necessarily perform the expected function of the copied appliance and that are intended to be used on nominal 120-volt branch circuits. The package for the toy, including packaging material if intended to be used with the toy, is considered to be a part of the toy and is covered by these requirements. An electric product is considered a toy if it is designed, manufactured, or marketed as a plaything for children over the age of 3.

For a toy that mimics the form or function of an established general-use appliance, the established requirements applicable to the general-use appliance shall be considered in defining the particular requirements applicable to the toy. Among the considerations that may be applicable are normal and abnormal test conditions. The requirements of the standard covering the general-use appliance shall not reduce the level of requirements addressed by this standard, but shall supplement the content of this standard as appropriate.

These requirements do not cover toys for outdoor use, sewing machines, flatirons, toys that operate with water, toys that operate with a gas or liquid under pressure (such as a steam engine), toy transformers, or toys intended to operate from the secondary of a toy transformer at a potential of 30 volts rms (42.4 volts peak) or less.