British Standards Online BRITISH STANDARDS ONLINE
The BTHA is pleased to offer our full members free access to standards via the British Standards Online system. Many members will spend a considerable sum each year on relevant BSI standards, but this service allows our members to access them for free.Full members are able to visit BSI online to view a considerable list of standards that cover toys. These standards will be available to view online but will not allow members to download or print the documents more…

 

BRITISH STANDARDS – COMMENTING ON A PUBLIC DRAFT 

To comment of a draft standard you have to register with BSI’s Draft Review System (DRS). The DRS is free to use and registration should only take a couple of minutes. A basic user can be found here.

UK Interpretations Group UK INTERPRETATIONS GROUP
The BTHA has been working with test laboratories, manufacturers, importers and retailers to identify interpretation issues experienced when testing. Several interpretations have been forwarded to Standards’ Committees for review, with possible changes to be made to the Standard. You will find these interpretations listed in black below. These documents are not linked because they will be published in official Standards or Technical Reports.
The interpretations listed below in orange have been reviewed by the UK Interpretations Group. The group has been able to establish a clear more…
Developments and Amendments (members only) DEVELOPMENTS AND AMENDMENTS
The information below aims to give BTHA members advice during the formative stages of guidance or standards. The information is yet to be published and hence is in draft form and to be used with care more…
Legislation LEGISLATION
Safety in the design and manufacture of toys is the BTHA’s highest priority and all members of the BTHA are required to adhere to the Code of Practice and ensure that all products conform to the relevant toy standards such as EN 71 and, where appropriate, EN 62115 (electrical toys). The toy industry also has to take into consideration the following pieces of legislation and further standardisation more…