There are two standards to check whether your umbrella is safe or not:
1# Chemical Standard:
First please check REACH standard with the Wikipedia explanation below:
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Union regulation dating from 18 December 2006.REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. Its 849 pages took seven years to pass, and it has been described as the most complex legislation in the Union’s history and the most important in 20 years. It is the strictest law to date regulating chemical substances and will affect industries throughout the world.
REACH is the most universal chemical standard in Euro area, and it keeps hazardous material(like Azo/cadmium/phthalates…) away from your daily used items. When you are holding a REACH umbrella, you are safe from the carcinogenic material.
There are also similar standard in other countries, like California 65 standard in US.
2# Physical Standard:
The most famous physical standard is EN-71, which specifies safety requirements for toys.
Take the umbrella for example, if the umbrella tip is disconnected with the ribs, it may hurt kid’s eyes during daily use. The standard requires either the ribs’ end shall be rounded shape, or the umbrella tip shall be fastened strong enough to the ribs.
And The key to find a safe umbrella is to find a supplier who knows the standard well.