ISO/TR 8124-9:2020 Safety of toys — Part 9: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties — Comparison of ISO 8124-1, EN 71-1 and ASTM F963.
5.2.16 Pull or push toy In ISO 8124-1, pull or push toy is defined as a toy that is intended to be pulled or pushed along the floor or ground. In EN 71-1, pull-along or push toy is defined as a toy on which movement is imparted by the user, for example by pulling it by a cord or pushing it by means of a rigid extension. In ASTM F963, push/pull toy is defined as a toy with a cord/tether or a handle attached to the toy and where the toy is intended for use on the ground with the child in a standing/upright position, typically walking, while using the toy. The definition of push/pull toy in ASTM F963 provides more details than ISO 8124-1 or EN 71-1. In addition, ISO 8124-1 clarifies that toys intended for children aged 36 months and over are not regarded as pull or push toys. See Table 18.
5.2.17 Rattle There is a difference in the applicable age range for rattles across the referenced standards. ASTM F963 is applicable for children under 18 months, while EN 71-1 and ISO 8124-1 use “children who are too young to sit up unaided” with the clarification, in the annexes of both standards, that children normally start to sit up unaided between the ages of five months and 10 months. See Table 19.
5.2.18 Toy scooter In EN 71-1, toy scooter is defined as a ride-on toy that is not intended for sport or to be used for travel on public roads or public pathways. EN 71-1 only covers products powered by muscular action while ISO 8124-1 allows for power by other means. See Table 20.
5.2.19 Squeeze toy There is a difference in the applicable age range for squeeze toys across the referenced standards, as shown in Table 21. ASTM F963 and ISO 8124-1 are applicable for toys intended for children under 18 months, while EN 71-1 applies to “children who are too young to sit up unaided”. The definition in EN 71-1 does not discuss the ability of the toy to recover its original shape when released. See Table 21.
6 Comparison of requirements 6.1 General The comparisons in this clause are based on the requirements in ISO 8124-1; they focus on the main differences between the referenced standards. For the purpose of this document, the subclauses related to warnings and test methods are included in the general requirements section. 6.2 Normal use The clauses for normal use requirements in the referenced standards are indicated in Table 22.ISO/TR 8124-9 pdf download.