In life, when choosing children’s furniture for babies, we should not only consider its normal use function, but also consider that children’s furniture may cause hidden danger of physical injury to children in their daily life and play. Let a lot of parents but ignore this point, according to the introduction now more than half of children’s furniture is unqualified, to avoid “contact danger” when purchasing!
More than half of children’s furniture is unqualified
In the fourth quarter of 2013, AQSIQ inspected 61 batches of children’s furniture products produced by 61 enterprises in 7 provinces and municipalities directly under the central government, including Beijing, Shanghai and Jiangsu. 33 batches of products did not meet the requirements of the standard in the random inspection, accounting for more than half of the total products in the random inspection. The unqualified items involved formaldehyde emission, edge and tip, hole and gap Strength test of push-pull parts, warning signs, etc.
Most of them are “contact hazards”
In the purchase of ordinary furniture, we often involve in the unqualified items such as formaldehyde exceeding the standard, but in the spot check of children’s furniture, the unqualified items are mostly concentrated in the “contact” risks such as edge and tip, hole and gap, for example, there are 23 unqualified products of edge and tip.
Children are most likely to be injured in contact with furniture when they encounter sharp edges, sharp tips or protrusions. In order to avoid this potential danger as much as possible, the general technical conditions for children’s furniture has detailed provisions, such as: products should not have dangerous sharp edges and dangerous sharp tips, edges and corners and edge parts should be rounded or chamfered. The outer corner of the product which is below 1600mm from the ground shall be rounded, and the rounding radius shall not be less than 10 mm, or the length of the rounding arc shall not be less than 15 mm, etc.
Closed furniture should have air holes
Some children like “hide and seek” to hide in closed cupboards, but there is a potential risk of suffocation. In response to this, the new national standard of children’s furniture specifically stipulates that when the product has a certain size of airtight and airtight space, it should be equipped with ventilation openings of equivalent area, and the ventilation openings can be equipped with mesh or similar parts with good air permeability. In addition, cover, door and similar devices shall not be equipped with automatic locking device, and the opening force shall not be greater than 45N. Children’s furniture products shall not use glass parts within 1.6m from the ground or the elevation of children’s station.
Children’s furniture should not be too “colorful”
When buying furniture for children, many parents like colorful products, reminding consumers that it’s better not to buy those products with too bright colors. When purchasing, they can also ask to check the inspection report of this batch of products issued by the manufacturer, including plates, paints, etc.
The above is the knowledge about choosing children’s furniture introduced by Baibai safety net. Some children’s furniture is unqualified, so parents need to look at more self inspection reports when purchasing. I hope this knowledge will help you! If you want to know more about how to prevent children from bumping at home, you can log in to Baibai safety net, more details are waiting for you!