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IS 9873-3:2017

IS 9873 (Part 3) : 2017

Indian Standard

Safety of Toys

Part 3 Migration of Certain Elements

( Second Revision )

ICS 97.200.50

Plastics Sectional Committee, PCD 12


This Indian Standard (Part 3) (Second Revision) which is identical with ISO 8124-3 : 2010 ‘Safety of

toys — Part 3: Migration of certain elements’ issued by the International Organization for

Standardization (ISO) was adopted by the Bureau of Indian Standards on recommendation of the

Plastics Sectional Committee and approval of the Petroleum, Coal and Related Products Division


This standard was first published in 1981 which was based on BS 3443 : 1968 ‘Code of safety

requirements for children’s toys and playthings’, issued by the British Standards Institution. First

revision of this standard was carried out in 1999 to align with ISO 8124-3 : 1997 under dual numbering

system. In 2011, through Amendment No.3, the dual number status of this standard was changed to

modified adoption for incorporating the safe limits and test method for certain phthalates.

The Committee decided to revise this standard to completely align it with the latest version of

ISO 8124-3 : 2010 along with Amendment No. 1 to ISO Standard published in 2014 and incorporating

Amendment No. 2 dated October 2010 to the first revision of this standard regarding BIS Certification

Marking Clause. For the requirements of certain phthalates as given in Amendment No. 3 to its 1999

version, the Committee decided to publish a separate standard. Further, for methods of test for

determination of phthalates, ISO 8124-6 : 2014 ‘Safety of toys — Part 6: Certain phthalate esters in

toys and children’s products’ is under adoption under dual numbering.

The major changes in this revision are as follows:

— Scope has been elaborated to include accessible coatings, accessible liquids, pastes, gels

(for example, liquid paints, modelling compounds), irrespective of any age grading or

recommended age labelling;

The term ‘detection limit of a method’ (3.3) has been re-written;

— A term ‘paper and paperboard’ (3.5) has been added;

Under sub-sub-clause 6.1.6, 1,1,1-trichloroethane has been replaced by n-heptane and

Annex A ‘Determination of acidity of 1,1,1-trichloroethane’ has been deleted; and

— Annex C ‘Selection of procedure’ has been simplified.

This standard is published in varius parts. Other parts in this series are:

Part 1

Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties

Part 2


Part 4

Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor family domestic use

Part 5

Determination of total concentration of certain elements in toys

Part 6

Determination of certain phthalate esters in toys and children’s products

Part 7

Requirements and test methods for finger paints

Part 9

Certain phthalate esters in toys and children’s products

Further, the Committee has decided to formulate following new part of IS 9873 which is under


Part 8

Age determination guidelines

This standard also makes a reference to the BIS Certification Marking of the product. Details of

which are given in National Annex A.

(Continued on third cover)

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