( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2020-06-22 16:39:18 )
US updates its safety standard for children’s folding chairs and stools.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a direct rule revising its safety standard for children’s folding chairs and stools. Direct final rule 16 CFR 1232 amends the standard by incorporating the latest version of ASTM F2613-19 – Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Children’s Chairs and Stools. The adoption has been done without modification.
Folding chairs and stools are defined within the standard as:
“Children's chair or stool which can be folded for transport or storage.”
Stakeholders should be aware the primary change brought in by ASTM F2613-19 is the requirement that, to provide protection for fingers, hands and toes, all products without latching and locking mechanisms must have a hinge gap greater than or equal to ½ inch.
The direct final rule was published on April 1, 2020, and it will come into effect on July 6, 2020.
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