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ISO 8124 New Phthalates Standard

Monday, September 29th, 2014

ISO (International Standards Organization) has published new standard 8124-6:2014 which specifies a method for the determination of di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), bis-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), di-iso-nonyl phthalate (DINP), and di-iso-decyl phthalate (DIDP) in toys and children’s products. ISO 8124-6:2014 is applicable to toys and children’s products which are made of plastics, textiles, and coatings, etc.

ISO 8124 Updated Flammability Standard

Monday, September 29th, 2014

ISO 8124-2:2014 has been released. It specifies the categories of flammable materials that are prohibited in all toys, and requirements concerning flammability of certain toys when they are subjected to a minor source of ignition.

ISO 8124-2:2014 includes general requirements relating to all toys and specific requirements and test methods relating to the following toys, which are considered as being those presenting the greatest hazard:
• toys intended to be worn on the head: beards, mustaches, wigs, etc. made from hair, pile or material that behaves in a similar manner to hair; masks; hoods, headdresses, etc.; flowing elements of toys to be worn on the head, but excluding paper novelty hats of the type usually supplied in party crackers;
• toy disguise costumes and toys intended to be worn by a child in play;
• toys intended to be entered by a child;
• soft-filled toys.