SAFEGUARDS | Hardlines NO. 036/16

SGS CRS SafeGuardS Deckchairs

France issues notice from the decree n° 99-777 from the 9 September 1999 on the prevention to the risk resulting form the use of the deckchair and refers to the version 2015 of NF D 61 – 062.

On the 5 February 2016, the French government issued a notice to the decree 99-777 from the 9 September 1999 on the prevention to the risk resulting from the use of the deckchair [1].

This notice makes it mandatory to apply NF D 61 062 version 2105 to deckchairs with back adjusting brackets for the French market.

Please note that all other deckchairs should still follow EN 581-1:2006 and EN 581-2:2009 and not the version 2015 that is still not published by AFNOR.

According to the definition of the decree a deckchair is a folding and transportable seat that can be used in the sitting or laying position, constructed with a flexible canvas to a frame which the articulated part can be completely folded.

Product conforming to the former version of the standard can be put on the market until February 2017 to allow stock depletion.


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