ISO 8124-1 has been amended to include new and updated requirements such as: flying toys, toy assemblies and expanding materials. ISO 8124-1 is the international standard that follows the changes in EN 71-1 and ASTM F963 and aims to achieve global harmonization.

SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile ProductsNO. 125/20

 SG 12520 Helicopter Toy


The two amendments were published in June 2020 and include changes to align the standard with the standards EN 71-1 and ASTM F963.

The changes include:


ISO 8124-1:2018 / AMD.1:2020
ISO 8124-1:2018 / AMD.2:2020 
“Flying Toys”
  • Added new terminological entries for “flying toy” and “remote-controlled flying toy” 
  • Updated terminological entries for “free flight” and “leading edge” 
  • Replaced the original clause 4.19 “Rotors and propellers” by “Flying toys” to more closely align with EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018. New requirements were introduced as follows:
    • Added leading edges requirement on rigid parts of flying toys Added new design and instruction requirements for the rotor blades on flying toys and remote-controlled flying toys 
    • Added new design and instruction requirements for the rotor blades on flying toys and remote-controlled flying toys
    • New test method of perpendicular tension test for rotor blades of flying toys 
    • New test method of tension test for rotor blades of remote-controlled flying toys 

  • Updated the expanding material requirement and test method to align with ASTM F963-17 
  • Added new requirement in clause 4.36 that gives detail requirements on toy assemblies
  • Added new exemption to “size, shape and strength of certain toys” to align with EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018 and ASTM F963-17
  • Updated requirement to other toys with folding mechanism
  • Amended the warning requirement for cord on a toy and the instructions requirements for projectile toys
  • Added feeler gauge in the tension test and added new terminological entry for “toy bag”

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