Baby safety equipment Child safety symbols
Child safety symbols explained
Many parents recognise the symbols found on children's equipment and toys as well as furniture and other home appliances - but you might not understand what each safety symbol actually means.
These are the child safety marks and symbols to keep an eye out for, along with what their presence does - and doesn't - indicate:
|Symbol||What it means|
Will not easily catch light from cigarettes or matches.
Does not mean fireproof.
Manufacturer's self declaration that its product meets basic EU legal requirements.
This is not a safety symbol.
The Kite mark confirms that the British Standards Institution has tested a product and found it meets a particular standard.
Unsuitable for children under three years because it might, for instance, contain small parts.
The Lion mark shows that a toy meets British safety standards and adheres to strict advertising and counterfeiting ethics.
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