BS EN 71 Toy Safety Regulations
All toys sold within the UK must comply with the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011. The British Standard BS EN 71 is a piece of the legislation that helps protect consumers; it explains how manufacturers should meet the toy safety standards through rigorous testing and displaying relevant safety warnings on every product. All Bigjigs Rail products meet and exceed EN71 and UKCA toy safety testing standards.
ASTM Standards (F963)
Formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM is an international standards organisation. Since 1986, ASTM’s Toy Safety Standard (F963) has been seen as the ‘gold standard’ for toy safety. All toys in the USA must meet the F963’s safety requirements in line with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). Bigjigs Rail products are compliant with ASTM F963.
Toy Safety Symbols, Labels & Warnings
There are a few toy safety symbols to look out for, including:
Previously, all toys on sale in the UK had to have the CE Mark. Following Brexit, Great Britain has its own version of the CE Mark which is the UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking.
The UKCA Mark covers goods in Great Britain that previously required the CE marking. The UKCA toy safety symbol shows that the manufacturer has officially declared the toy as safe as it has met the safety requirements. All Bigjigs Rail products sold within Great Britain will now have the UKCA Mark but all Bigjigs Rail products sold within the EU will still carry the original CE Mark.
BTHA Lion Mark
The British Toy and Hobby Association’s (BTHA) Lion Mark indicates the manufacturer is a BTHA trade association member and has met their code of practice as well as the legal BS EN 71 safety requirements. All Bigjigs Rail products have the Lion Mark on them.
How Do We Make Bigjigs Rail Products Safe?
From the design stage all the way to the shelf, Bigjigs Rail products are evaluated and risk assessed at every step of the way. Our products are subject to vigorous testing in accredited laboratories and compliant with the relevant standard to make sure they’re safe for kids to play with.