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The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has updated the implementation timeline of EN 71–8:2017 Safety of Toys — Part 8: Activity Toys for Domestic Use.

This standard specifies requirements and test methods for activity toys for domestic use often attached to or incorporating a crossbeam, and similar toys intended for children under 14 years to play on or in, and intended to bear the mass of one or more children.

This standard specifies requirements for:

  • separately sold accessories for, and components of activity toys
  • separately sold swing elements that are ready for use on or in combination with an activity toy
  • construction packages for activity toys including components used to build activity toys according to a scheduled building instruction

The new timeline is:

  • Ratification Date: January 1, 2018
  • Announcement Date: April 30, 2018
  • Publication Date: July 31, 2018