BS EN 13210-1-2020 Child care articles Part 1: Children’s harnesses, reins一Safety requirements and test methods.
This document specifies the minimum safety requirements and test methods for strap and/or fabric assemblies for restraining children from birth up to 48 months of age. These products are provided with a rein for use when the child is walking and/or with detachable straps for use in child care articles which are fitted with specified attachment points.
This document does not cover backpacks with a leading rein which are covered in EN 13210-2. This document does not apply to the following:
-restraint systems permanently ftted as an integral feature of child care articles;
-restraint systems intended for children with special needs; or
-restraint systems for use in motorized and power driven vehicles.
If the product has other functions not covered in this document, reference should be made to the relevant European standard.
2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
EN 71-1, Safety of toys – Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties
EN 71-3:2019, Safety of toys . Part 3: Migration of certain elements
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
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3.1 harness
restraint system designed to fit around the child’s torso comprising a strap or fabric assembly or a combination of both incorporating attachment point(s) for a rein and/or attachment straps
NOTE See Figures 1 and 2.
3.4 training rein
single continuous strap which is attached to both sides of the harness to be held at the mid-point by the carer
3.5 training rein extender
single continuous strap which is attached to a training rein with a wrist loop or a hand grip to be held by the carer
NOTE See Figure 9.
3.6 leading rein
single continuous strap which is attached at a single point to the harness with a wrist loop or a hand grip to be held by the carer
3.7 attachment strap
adjustable straps fitted with appropriate fastenings, e.g. buckles and hooks, which are used to secure the harness to the specified harness attachment points of a child care article
3.8 wrist type walking rein
single strap with a loop for securing to the child’s wrist at one end and a wrist loop or a hand grip to be held by the carer at the other end
NOTE See Figure 3.BS EN 13210-1 pdf download.