Group of Experts Selected to Revise International Child Safety Guidelines

25 March 2012

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have selected an hoc group of experts to revise the ISO/IEC Guide 50, Safety aspects Guidelines for child safety. It was decided that the guide would be revised over the next year and a half at the ISO Technical Management Board meeting in September 2011.

First published in 1987 and last revised in 2002, ISO/IEC Guide 50 provides a framework for addressing potential sources of unintentional hazards to which children might be exposed during their use of, or interaction with, a product, service or system.

The ISO/IEC Guide 50 includes information on the general approach to child safety, including specific developmental characteristics of children that place them at a particular risk of injury. It is primarily intended for those involved in the preparation and revision of standards that will be used by product designers, architects, manufacturers, service providers, communicators and policy makers in a way to minimize possible injury to children and is designed to be used in conjunction with ISO/IEC Guide 51, Safety aspects Guidelines for their inclusion in standards.

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