ASTM Updates the Safety Specification for Children's Chairs and Stools
SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile Products NO. 120/16
On May 2016, ASTM published a new edition standard ASTM F2613-16 for Children's Chairs and Stools. The new standard replaces the current standard (ASTM F2613-14).
The scope of the standard is for chair or stool intended to be used by a single child who can get in and get out of the product unassisted and with a seat height 15 in. or less, with or without a rocking base. The standard does not apply to products used in a commercial setting or to products that do not have a rigid frame such as bean bag chairs or foam chairs. And neither this standard applies to seats with restraint systems.
ASTM F2613-16 defines:
“A children’s chair is a seating furniture with a rigid frame that is intended to be used as a support for the body, limbs, or feet of a child when sitting or resting in an upright or reclining position.”
“A children’s stool is a children’s chair without back or armrests.”
The new standard includes following changes:
Added the definition for chairs with side containment.
Revised the definition for rigid frame.
Changed the requirement and test method of stability test.
Added sideway stability for chairs with side containment.
Added rational of stability test method and test equipment.
Details for the above changes can be found at the URL below for your reference: http://www.astm.org/Standards/F2613.htm
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