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The new EN IEC 62115:2020/A11:2020 is expected to be published in September 2020.

The new standard is based on IEC 62115:2017 and will include few European deviation (basically based on difference standard reference EN instead of ISO/IEC).

The main differences, compared to EN 62115:2005 + A12:2015, are:

  • Chapter numbering
  • General criteria (§ 6) — created 6.3 and 6.4
  • Markings (§ 7) — specific markings for toys with button/ coin cells (§ 7.3.3.2 and § 7.3.3.3) and specific markings for ride-on toys (§ 7.5)
  • Abnormal heating and operation (§ 9) — specific tests for USB-powered toys (§ 9.8)
  • Dielectric strength (§ 10) — the test method is completely new
  • Electric toys used in water, electric toys used with liquids and electrics cleaned with liquid (§ 11) — a new category of toys has been created (toys to be filled with liquid), a specific test is provided
  • Mechanical resistance (§ 12) — the hammer test was “lightened”; only 3 shots at 0.5J (§ 12)
  • Construction (§ 13) — all toys must have not accessible batteries, the screw used on battery compartment must not “come loose” with less than 20N (§ 13.4.6), no toy can have free wires without connectors (§ 13.5)
  • Components (§ 15) — if the toy is supplied with batteries installed, evidence must be given that the batteries meet the requirement of specific standards (§ 15.5)
  • Screws (§ 16) — all the screws are tested, even those with diameters less than 2.8mm (§ 16.1)
  • Radiation (§ 19) — new test method for LEDs (assessment + eventual measures)
  • Specific requirements for radio-controlled ride-on toys

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