This European Standard specifies test methods for the determination of the durability of hand and power operated reclining mechanisms for adult seating. It also specifies test methods for the determination of the durability of mechanisms for converting sofas and chairs into beds. The test methods are based on use by a person weighing up to 110 kg. Requirements for the durability of reclining mechanisms are not included within this standard. Test methods for strength and durability of the structure are not included. It does not apply to the safety of electrically driven seating which is covered by the machinery, low voltage and EMC directives. It does not apply to tilting and reclining mechanisms fitted to work chairs.