No tests without rules

Every game has its rules - and every test has its requirements and regulations. Of course, these are what all our test procedures are based on. To guarantee that toys are safe, the Hohenstein Institute tests toys according to accredited test procedures and international standards.

EN 71
Safety of toys
The EN 71 standard describes the safety requirements for toys. All toys sold within the European Union must comply with it. The standard currently consists of 14 parts, covering mechanical, physical and chemical testing. The standard prescribes the test requirements, processes and limit values. A toy that meets the requirements of the standard is regarded as a safe toy.

EN 62115
Safety of electric toys
The EN 62115 standard defines the test requirements, processes and guideline values for electric toys, for example electrical function toys. Among other things, the standard ensures that toys that have been tested meet the basic requirements of the EU Directive 2009/48/EC on the safety of toys.

EN 645, EN 1541 and EN ISO 787-9
The EN 645, EN 1541 and EN ISO 787-9 standards define the requirements and procedures for testing dyes, extenders, board and paper. This category includes among other things the packaging on toys and the stuffing in soft toys with which children may come into contact when playing.

Further regulations:
In addition, there are several other continuative general regulations which are also applicable for toys. These include, among others:

  • REACH regulation
  • POP regulation
  • Packaging regulation
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • German Law of food and feeding stuff (LFGB)
  • and others

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