This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for the substances and materials used in chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets. These substances and mixtures are:
those classified as dangerous by the EC-legislation applying to dangerous substances and dangerous mixtures ;
substances and mixtures which in excessive amounts could harm the health of the children using them and which are not classified as dangerous by the above mentioned legislation; and
any other chemical substance(s) and mixture(s) delivered with the chemical toy.
NOTE The terms “substance” and “mixture” are defined in the REACH regulation No. (EC)1907/2006 and in the CLP regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008.
Additionally, requirements are specified for markings, warnings, safety rules, contents list, instructions for use and first aid information.
This Part of EN 71 applies to:
plaster of Paris (gypsum) moulding sets;
ceramic and vitreous enamelling materials supplied in miniature workshop sets;
oven-hardening plasticised PVC modelling clay sets;
plastic moulding sets;
adhesives, paints, lacquers, varnishes, thinners and cleaning agents (solvents), supplied or recommended in model sets.