ERIC Number: ED152405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Voluntary Product Standard PS 72-76: Toy Safety.
National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.
The purpose of this voluntary product standard is to establish nationally recognized safety requirements and test methods for toys intended for use by children in age groups through 14 years. The standard relates to possible hazards that may not be readily recognized and which may be encountered in,normal use or after reasonably foreseeable abuse. Included are requirements concerning material quality; flammability; toxicology; packaging film; strings and elastics; electrical/thermal energy; implusive noise; edges; hazardous points; projections; wheels, tires, and axles; folding mechanisms and hinges; holes, clearances, and protection of mechanisms; stability of ride-on toys and seats; overload requirements for ride-on toys and seats; tipping of stationary floor toys; confined spaces; small objects; simulated protective devices such as helmets, hats, and goggles; projectiles; and labeling, literature and marking. Inspection and test procedures cover testing for hazardous substance content, preconditioning of toys to simulate shipping and storage, normal use testing, abuse testing, impact tests, bite tests, torque tests for removal of components, tension test for removal of components, compression test, tests for tire removal and snap-in wheel and axle assemblies removal, flexure test, test for mouth actuated toys, and impact test for toys that cover the face. Information regarding anthropometric data, packaging and shipping, and availability of documents referenced in the standard is contained in appendices A through C. A table to serve as a guide to the requirements contained in this standard as applicable to various toy categories is provided in appendix E. (Author/SB)
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Stock No. 003-003-01702-7, $1.40)
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.