New 2011 Edition of BS-EN-71-1, Safety of Toys, now available

BS EN 71-1, titled “Safety of toys – Mechanical and physical properties,” is now available from Document Center Inc. in the new 2011 Edition.  The standard specifies requirements and test methods for the mechanical and physical properties of toys and is an essential standard for compliance with the European Union’s Toy Safety Directive.

In 2011 the new EU Toy Safety Directive came into force.  BS EN 71-1, the official English language edition of EN 71-1, provides the detail which underpins this new directive.

When a toy is placed on the market in the European Union, the manufacturer must draw up an EC Declaration of Conformity (DoC).  By doing so the manufacturer certifies and assumes responsibility for the compliance of the toy with the essential requirements of the new directive.  If a toy complies with this standard it should not present any further hazard to children when used as intended.

This new edition of BS EN 71-1 replaces the BS EN 71-1:2005+A9:2009 Edition. Both versions, and all BS EN standards, are available from Document Center Inc. through our website, Or contact us by phone (650-591-7600), fax (650-591-7617) or email ( We’d be happy to assist you with all your standards requirements and questions.