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ISO Publishes Standard for the Safety Requirements of Children’s High Chairs

December 17, 2015

INTERNATIONAL - The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published standard ISO 9221-1:2015 Furniture -- Children's high chairs -- Part 1: Safety requirements, intended to minimize accidents to children from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of children’s high chairs.

The standard provides:

Part 1: Safety requirements

Part 2: Test methods

This standard is for the safety of children using high chairs with the age of 6 months to 36 months. This standard is for the safety of children 6 months to 36 months of age using high chairs. The standard defines children’s high chair as a free standing chair that elevates the child to approximately dining table height, intended for holding the child from 6 months to 36 months of age who is capable of remaining in a sitting position due to his or her own coordination.

This standard, published on November 1, 2015, references the following documents:

ISO 9221-2:—1, Furniture —Children’s high chairs —Part 2: Test methods

EN 71-1, Safety of toys —Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties

EN 71-3, Safety of toys — Part 3: Migration of certain elements

1To be published. (Revision of ISO 9221-2:1992)