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ASTM Issues Standard for High Chairs

August 11, 2016

ASTM International has issued F404 - 16a Standard Consumer Safety Specification for High Chairs ASTM F404 - Standard Consumer Safety Specification for High Chairs.

Updates to the standard include:

  • Clarification about the test set-up for the stability test for high chairs that can be reclined or adjusted in the front-to-back direction
  • Clarification about where to place the test weights for the stability test when the weights cannot be centered on the seating surface

This standard applies to a free-standing chair for a child up to 3 years of age which has a seating surface more than 15 in. above the floor and elevates the child normally for the purposes of feeding or eating.

The standard was published on August 4, 2016.