US Consumer Product Safety Commission proposes safety standards for children's folding chairs and stools


In response to the requirements of Section 104(b) of th […]

In response to the requirements of Section 104(b) of the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), the Consumer Product Board (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, "a child's chair without a backrest or armrest." 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 proposal modifies several major requirements in 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 lateral or backward tipping does not occur. The marking and labeling in the ASTM standard requires that hazard information be marked at a more significant location to enhance the effectiveness of the warning.
ASTM F2613-14 focuses on a number of key points: shear, cut, clip hazard; locking mechanism folding mechanism; folding mechanism.
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