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Baby Products Association comments on update to standard

The latest version of BS EN 1130 for children’s cribs has recently been published; namely BS EN 1130:2019 Children’s furniture. Cribs. Requirements and test methods.

The Furniture Industry Research Association has published its latest summary of standards. One of the main headlines from the update is the publication of a new standard: BS EN 1130: 2019 Children’s furniture. Cribs. Safety requirements and test methods. The UK did support the introduction of the new standard, feeling that not all the risks presented by bedside sleepers had been fully addressed.

“Despite the concerns raised by the UK the standard was agreed, and now BS EN 1130: 2019 replaces the previous two part 1996 version and contains significant changes to the document structure, updates and additions to test methods, introduces requirements and test methods for suspended cribs and bedside sleepers and has the addition of requirements for chemical and thermal hazards,” commented Julie Milne, The Baby Products Association. “This introduction to the standard has been slightly contentious as the UK did not support the introduction of the revised standard, believing that not all risks presented by bedside sleepers had been fully addressed, most notably the minimum height of sides of any folding/drop sides.
“However, these concerns were not mirrored by the other stakeholders and so the majority of votes carried this through. This new publication carries a national foreword that outlines the UK’s concerns.
“BS EN 1130: 2019 replaces the previous two part 1996 version and contains significant changes to the document structure, updates and additions to test methods, introduces requirements and test methods for suspended cribs and bedside sleepers and has the addition of requirements for chemical and thermal hazards.”

For more information please contact Julie Milne at The Baby Products Association via email: julie@b-p-a.org


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