This document specifies safety requirements and test methods for seating specifically intended for children who are able to walk and sit by themselves.
It applies to seating intended to be placed on the floor for domestic and non-domestic use including in day care centres and for indoor and outdoor use.
NOTE 1 Seating includes but is not limited to chairs, benches, stools, bean bags, deckchairs, rocking chairs, reclining chairs, armchairs, foldable chairs and swivel chairs.
It applies to the seating function only. If the seating has additional functions or can be converted into other products, the relevant European Standards could, in addition, apply. (See B.2).
It does not apply to children's highchairs, childcare articles such as reclined cradles and seating in educational institutions for which other European Standards exist.
NOTE 2 Seating in educational institutions are covered by the European Standards EN 1729-1 and EN 1729-2.
It does not apply to swing chairs, wheelchairs, electrical safety or seating for children with special needs.
The document contains 4 annexes as follows:
- Annex A (informative) - Dimensional guidance for designing seating for children;
- Annex B (informative) - Rationale for the inclusion of the safety requirements;
- Annex C (informative) - Guidance for applicable tests according to seating size;
- Annex ZA (informative) - Relationship between this European Standard and the safety requirements of Directive 2001/95/EC aimed to be covered.