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Industry standards

EBPC are members of CEN and have experts contributing at all levels through the TC52 Technical Committee for the Safety of Toys.

There are thousands of products in the marketplace for all ages, for all occasions, all over the world. Product quality can be a minefield with businesses always looking to become more competitive.


Many party products are classed as toys within Europe and are manufactured under the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.


The standards provide manufacturers with the strict guidance required to comply with the directive. In the case of toy products - the standard is EN 71 - Safety of Toys. 

The EN 71 Toy Safety Standard is a requirement that all toys must meet. Products are classed as

toys depending on how they are packaged,

what their intended purpose is and the age group of the intended market.


Europe CEN, CENELEC & ETSI are the only 3 organisations who can create standards within Europe and has 497 technical committees specialising in different areas of industry.


The committee responsible for the Safety of Toys is TC52. At these groups, our experts contribute to the improvement of safety standards EN 71 – Safety of Toys.


Our engagement

& standardisation

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