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Pen Cap

There are separate standards/requirements for pen caps and end plugs in writing and markings instruments for children up to 14 years of age for reducing risk to asphyxiation.

These are detailed below

Expensive and professional pens and refills are excluded

Standard: Application:
BS7272 Part 1 British Standard for detachable pen caps

  • Applies to the pen cap size and airflow.
BS7272 Part 2 British Standard for pen end closures and plugs

  • Applies to size; security, including inaccessibility and minimal protrusion; air flow; and additional safeguards.


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