ISO Standards and family wellbeing
From the monitors that watch over sleeping children to car seats that are safe and easy to use, parents can rely on ISO standards. But while some ISO Standards, such as ISOFIX car seats, have become a trusted household name, others are far less visible.
In fact, many ISO Standards are designed to anticipate and prevent the accidents that, according to UNICEF, account for more than 800 000 child deaths each year. Many of these deaths could have been avoided, making family safety a key priority for ISO. We develop standards that parents count on. Reliable and real-world relevant, ISO standards help manufacturers and businesses create a safer, more nurturing world for the most vulnerable and precious.
Find out more about the most commonly-used standards that protect children, who develops them, and new projects in the pipeline.
ISO/IEC Guide 50
This guide aims to address potential sources of bodily harm to children from products that they use, or with which they are likely to come into contact.
The people who develop standards
Covering almost every sector you can think of, from Assistive products to Zinc alloys, ISO has over 200 technical committees. Below we've listed just a handful that we think will be of particular interest to you. If it doesn't have what you're looking for, you can find the complete list of technical committees here.
- Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties
- Public information symbols
- Guidelines for child safety in standards and other specifications
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