Nurturing my family

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.

ISO/IEC Guide 50:2014
Safety aspects
Guidelines for child safety in standards and other specifications

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.

  • Related ISO technical committees

  • ISO/COPOLCO
    Committee on consumer policy
  • ISO/TC 181
    Safety of toys
  • ISO/TC 83
    Sports and other recreational facilities and equipment

ISO Store

  • ISO 8124-1:2014
    Safety of toys
    Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties
  • ISO 7001:2007
    Graphical symbols
    Public information symbols
  • ISO/IEC Guide 50:2014
    Safety aspects
    Guidelines for child safety in standards and other specifications

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