RS ISO 8124-1: 2022
Safety toys — Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties


The requirements in this document apply to all toys, i.e. any product designed or clearly intended for
use in play by children under 14 years of age. They are applicable to a toy as it is initially received by the
consumer and, in addition, they apply after a toy is subjected to reasonably foreseeable conditions of
normal use and abuse unless specifically noted otherwise.
The requirements of this document specify acceptable criteria for structural characteristics of toys,
such as shape, size, contour, spacing (e.g. rattles, small parts, sharp points and edges, and hinge-line
clearances) as well as acceptable criteria for properties peculiar to certain categories of toy (e.g.
maximum kinetic energy values for non-resilient-tipped projectiles and minimum tip angles for certain
ride-on toys).
This document specifies requirements and test methods for toys intended for use by children in various
age groups from birth to 14 years. The requirements vary according to the age group for which a
particular toy is intended. The requirements for a particular age group reflect the nature of the hazards
and the expected mental and/or physical abilities of a child to cope with them.
This document also requires that appropriate warnings and/or instructions for use be given on certain
toys or their packaging. Due to linguistic problems which may occur in different countries, the wording
of these warnings and instructions is not specified but given as general information in Annex B. It
should be noted that different legal requirements exist in many countries with regard to such marking.
This document does not purport to cover or include every conceivable potential hazard of a particular
toy or toy category. Except for labelling requirements indicating the functional hazards and the age
range for which the toy is intended, this document has no requirements for those characteristics of toys
which represent an inherent and recognized hazard which is integral to the function of the toy.
EXAMPLE 1 An example of such a hazard is the sharp point necessary for the proper function of a needle. The
needle is a hazard which is well understood by the purchaser of a toy sewing kit, and the functional sharp-point
hazard is communicated to the user as part of the normal educational process of learning to sew as well as at the
point of purchase by means of cautionary labelling on the products packaging.
EXAMPLE 2 As a further example, a two-wheeled toy scooter has inherent and recognized hazards associated
with its use (e.g. instability during use, especially while learning). The potential hazards associated with its
structural characteristics (e.g. sharp edges, pinch hazards) will be minimized by conformity to the requirements
of this document.
Products not included within the scope of this document are:
a) bicycles, except for those considered to be toys, i.e. those having a maximum saddle height of
435 mm (see E.1);
b) slingshots;
NOTE 1 “Slingshots” are also known as “catapults” and are usually held in the hand; examples are given in
Figure 1. Toy versions of medieval catapults and trebuchets are not exempt from this document; an example is
given in Figure 2.

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RS ISO 8124-1: 2022ADOPTED ISO STANDARDSManufacturing engineering163Six Edition
Dec 2023
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