US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Approved New Federal Safety Standard for High Chairs
The CPSC commissioners voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the final rule for the safety standard for high chairs, intended for both the home and restaurant use. The new regulation will be codified under U.S Code of Federal Regulation 16 CFR 1231.
SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile Products NO. 085/18
On 8 June, 2018, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved the final rule  to establish a safety standard for High Chairs codified under US Federal Regulation 16 CFR 1231. The new federal safety standard incorporates the most recent voluntary standard developed by ASTM International (ASTM F404-18, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for High Chairs), with no modifications. The voluntary standard includes requirements for rearward stability and warning labels and requires that high chairs have a passive crotch restraint and a three-point restraint system.
The effective date for this mandatory high chair standard is on June 19, 2019, 12 months after the final rule is published in the Federal Register and applies to products manufactured or imported on or after that date.
Definition of high chair is a freestanding chair for a child up to 3 years of age which has a seating surface that is more than 15 inches above the floor and elevates the child normally for the purposes of feeding or eating.
All high chairs manufactured 12 months after the final rule is published in the Federal Register must meet the requirements of this new regulation, 16 CFR 1231.
SGS is committed to providing information about development in regulations for consumer products as complimentary services. Throughout the SGS global network of laboratories, we are able to provide a wide range of services including physical/mechanical testing, analytical testing and consultancy work for technical and non-technical parameters applicable to a comprehensive range of consumer products. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
For enquiries, please contact:
Technical Director (Hardlines)
t: +1 (973) 461-7953
Stay on top of regulatory changes within your industry: subscribe to SafeGuardS!
Read more articles for the Consumer Goods and Retail industry© SGS Group Management SA - 2018 - All rights reserved - SGS is a registered trademark of SGS Group Management SA. This is a publication of SGS, except for 3rd parties’ contents submitted or licensed for use by SGS. SGS neither endorses nor disapproves said 3rd parties contents. This publication is intended to provide technical information and shall not be considered an exhaustive treatment of any subject treated. It is strictly educational and does not replace any legal requirements or applicable regulations. It is not intended to constitute consulting or professional advice. The information contained herein is provided “as is” and SGS does not warrant that it will be error-free or will meet any particular criteria of performance or quality. Do not quote or refer any information herein without SGS’s prior written consent.