ASTM International - ASTM F404-13a
Standard Consumer Safety Specification for High Chairs
|Publication Date:||1 November 2013|
|ICS Code (Furniture):||97.140|
1.1 This consumer safety specification covers the performance requirements and methods of test to ensure the satisfactory performance of the high chair.
1.2 This consumer safety specification is intended to minimize injuries to children resulting from normal usage and reasonably foreseeable misuse or abuse of high chairs.
Note 1-This consumer safety specification is not intended to address accidents and injuries resulting from the interaction of older children with children in the high chair or the accidents resulting from abuse and misuse by persons over three years of age.
1.3 For purposes of this consumer safety specification, a high chair is a free standing chair that elevates a child to standard dining table height. The high chair is made for the purpose of holding a child, up to 3 years of age, who can remain in a sitting position due to the child's own coordination, and normally for the purposes of feeding or eating. A high chair may be height adjustable and include a reclined position for infants not able to remain in a sitting position due to the child's own coordination.
1.4 No high chair produced after the approval date of this consumer safety specification shall, either by label or other means, indicate compliance with this specification unless it conforms to all requirements contained herein.
1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.6 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 7, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
Note 2-This consumer safety specification includes the following sections:
|Calibration and Standardization||4|
|Latching or Locking Mechanisms||5.4|
|Tray Performance (Drop)||6.2|
|Tray Performance (Pull)||6.3|
|Exposed Coil Springs||6.6|
|Scissoring, Shearing, and Pinching||6.7|
|Passive Crotch Restraint System||6.9|
|Tray Latch Release Mechanisms||6.11|
|Tray-Vertical Pull Test||7.5|
|Static Load Testing||7.6|
|Restraint System Retention Test||7.8|
|Permanency of Labels and Warnings||7.9|
|Dynamic High Chair Test||7.10|
| Tray Latch Release Mechanism-Accessibil||7.12|
|Side Containment Openings||7.14|
|Labeling and Warnings||8|