Standardization of toys with respect to safety relating to their mechanical, physical, chemical and flammable properties.


  • all electrical aspects which are dealt with by IEC.

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published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 181


ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 181


Participating members


Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 181/AG 1 Interpretations and proposals for improvements of the ISO 8124-series of standards Working group
ISO/TC 181/WG 1 Mechanical and physical properties Working group
ISO/TC 181/WG 6 Phthalate plasticizers in toys Working group
ISO/TC 181/WG 7 Age determination guidelines Working group
ISO/TC 181/WG 8 Migration of certain elements Working group
ISO/TC 181/WG 9 Chemical toys Working group
ISO/TC 181/WG 10 Microbiology Working group
ISO/TC 181/WG 11 Revision of ISO 8124-4 Safety of toys Working group
ISO/TC 181/WG 12 Flammability Working group

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 181

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 181:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/TC 61 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances IEC
ISO/TC 43/SC 1 Noise ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 181

ISO/TC 181 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 145 Graphical symbols ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)

Acronym Title Category
CI Consumers International A
EC - European Commission European Commission A
ICTI International Council of Toy Industries A
TIE Toy Industries of Europe A

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
5 November 2021 Virtual ISO/TC 181  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 181 - Secretariat

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