On December 8, 2017, the US Consumer Product Safety Com […]
On December 8, 2017, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) passed a new federal regulation. Children's folding chairs and stools must meet the following requirements to improve the safety of children's folding chairs and stools. The new regulations are in the Federal Register. Effective 6 months after release. Requirements are as follows:
1. With locking function or enough hinge clearance;
2, through the forward tilt and roll stability test;
3. With a warning sign.
From January 2003 to August 2017, CPSC received a total of 153 accident reports, 105 of which were related to children's folding chairs and benches. Children were easily caught in their hands or fell over from their chairs.
In 2015, in response to the requirements of Section 104(b) of the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), the Consumer Product Council (CPSC) is proposing a new standard for 16CFR 1232 child folding chairs and stool safety standards. The regulation will adopt the current ASTM standard F2613-14 child chair and stool safety specifications, but some modifications will be made.
The ASTM standard defines a children's chair: a hard frame that can hold the child's body, limbs and feet and can sit and lean on the furniture. The children's stool is considered to be an accessory to the chair, "children's chair without backrest or armrests". In addition, this standard defines folding chairs and folding stools as children's chairs or stools that can be folded for storage or carrying.
The proposed 16 CFR 1232 modifies several of the main requirements of the ASTM standard as follows:
ASTM F2613-14 covers all children's chairs and children's stools intended for independent entry and exit by a single child without assistance, with a seat height of no more than 15 inches, with or without a base. However, the CPSC proposal only applies to child chairs and children's stools that can be folded.
The CPSC also proposes to add a side stability test in addition to the post stability test to ensure that no lateral or backward tipping occurs.
The identification and labeling in the ASTM standard requires that hazard information be marked in a more prominent location to enhance the effectiveness of the warning.
Some of the key points of ASTM F2613-14 include:
1, the harm of cutting, clamping
2. Fixed mechanism folding mechanism
3, stack mechanism.
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