European Standard EN 581-2:2009 Outdoor Furniture is Superseded by EN 581-2:2015
SAFEGUARDS | Hardgoods NO. 194/15
European standard EN 581-2:2009 Outdoor furniture – Mechanical safety requirements and test methods for seating is superseded by EN 581-2:2015.
The main changes to the revised standard are:
- A modification to the normative reference has been made; EN 1728:2000 has been amended to EN 1728:2012.
- The definition of lounger has been expanded upon; Lounger – seating intended for reclined posture with at least one backrest with a ‘teta angle’ between 0° and 45° and a leg rest which is integral part of the product and which is intended to support the full body weight of a user.
- New test requirements for loungers. The requirements for loungers have been moved from the annex and are now contained in the standard. Table 1 contains the test sequence and test parameters for loungers.
- Table 2 contains the test sequence and test parameters for other seating.
- If loungers equipped with wheels, but not intended to be lifted and moved with a person in it shall be permanently marked with a pictogram which the smallest dimension of the pictogram shall not be less than 25 mm.
Conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by May 2016.
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