Potential Mechanical Hazard for children’s wear

The standard of mechanical safety applies on all babies and children’s wear of age upto 14 years. As part of this safety standard the small parts regulation is also applicable.

defination of small parts

Button Pull test

Test equipment

–Clamps.
–Loading device.

Button Pull test

Test procedure (for grippable component)

-Affix a suitable clamp behind the component.
-Fasten the toy in the apparatus and apply force to the component.

Sharp point test

Test equipment

Sharp point tester

Test procedure

Insert the point into the cap slot.
Sharp point test

Sharp Edge

Test equipment

-Sharp edge tester

Test procedure

-Wrap one layer of standard self-adhesive tape around the full circumference of the mandrel.

-Apply a force and rotate the mandrel 360o about its axis against the edge.

-Remove the tape without enlarging any cut or causing any score to become a cut.
Sharp Edge

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