Safety Testing For Ride on Toys




Physical testing of ride on toys to determine if the safety aspects meet the required standard.



Which toys are classed as ride-on?


Ride-on toys range from simple rocking horses to child sized motorised vehicles depending on the age of the child they are meant for. Typically toys would be small ride on vehicles with a steering wheel, tricycles, very small bicycles, balance bikes, pedal cars and scooters.


Mechanically or electrically driven ride on toys with a free wheeling mechanism will need to have a braking device.



Which regulations apply to ride on toys?


Toys must comply with the provisions of the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, as well as any other applicable legislation, such as REACH.


European Toy Standards which effect ride on toys

EN 71, Part 1, Safety of Toys, Mechanical and Physical Tests

EN 71, Part 2, Safety of Toys, Flammability Test

EN 71, Part 3, Safety of Toys, Migration of Certain Elements

EN 62115, Electric Toys, Safety






BVCPS safety toy testing methods for ride on toys


At Bureau Veritas Consumer Products, we test ride on toys for:


STATIC STRENGTH

Toys aimed at children under 3 years are subject to a mass of 25kg,toys which are for 3 years and over are loaded with a 50kg weight. After 5 minutes, the toy must not show any signs of visible sharp edges, accessible driving mechanisms or sign of collapsing.


DYNAMIC STRENGTH

The toys are driven with the appropriate mass into a non resilient step on 3 occasions, with the load placed in the prominent position to simulate a child’s use.


STABILITY

Toys are loaded with the appropiate static mass in the appropriate position to simulate a child’s use and placed on a slope of 10% in the position which is most likely to affect the toys stability.


EDGES

Toys must not have hazardous sharp edges and be free from hazardous burr.


HANDLES (ATTACHED)

Tricycles with an attached handle used for

pushing the child must be constructed to

prevent entrapment of the child’s feet in

the pedals.




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