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New childcare standard published
A new European safety standard for cots has been published. BS EN 716-1: 2017 Furniture. Children’s cots and folding cots for domestic use. Part 1 Safety requirements replaces the previous 2008 version with immediate effect.
The standard follows on from the recent publication of BS EN 716-2: 2017 (test methods). The key changes to the standard are:
- An update of the references to clauses to match with EN 716-2
- A modification to the requirements for drop sides
- A modification to the requirements relating to the distance between footholds and top of cot sides/ends
- Updates on instructions, warnings and markings for cots.
For more information, or to have your products tested to this new standard please contact FIRA on +44 (0)1438 777 700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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