South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy will be enforcing MOTIE Notification No. 2019-194 Revision of Safety Standards for Children’s Products (Children’s Play Equipment) Subject to Safety Certification beginning on April 1st, 2020.
This Notice revises the safety standards for children ‘s products (children’s play equipment) subject to safety certification under Article 17 (3) of the Special Children’s Product Safety Act. It specifies general safety requirements, test methods and labeling of children’s play equipment.
Children’s playground equipment means ‘a device or combination thereof used by children under 13 years of age for play that can help physical development and emotional development.’ Children’s playground equipment includes combination playgrounds, swings, slides, aerial rides, rotating rides (such as whistle and merry-go-round), rocking rides (seesaw, etc.), space nets, closed rides, jungle gyms, bridges, iron bars, This includes the average beam, rib (strength), extension rods, parallel rods, and water rides.