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UK British Standards meeting report – Safety of child use and child care products
A meeting of CW/001, the UK mirror committee responsible for safety of childcare products recently met in London. The committee itself covers a wide range of childcare products from pushchairs and baby walkers to highchairs and booster sears. Main topics for discussion included the potential for (British) standardisation of baby boxes and baby sleep positioners given the recent trend in these products and concerns raise by the trust that as the items are , as well as the status of key draft European standards such as prEN 1888 for pushchairs, now reduced to 3 parts and prEN 1130 for cribs which will see additional test methods added for bedside sleeping devices. The next draft for comment for prEN 1130 is expected in November 2017.
Further items for discussion included a potential revision of BS EN 716 (cots) to include requirements for playpens and an amendment to BS EN 1930 for safety barriers and gates to further specify the hip probes used in this standard due to discrepancies found in the latest round of Prosafe testing, some of which lead to a number of products featuring on the RAPEX reporting system in recent months. It was noted that future joint action market surveillance, co-ordinated by Prosafe is proposed for baby carriers that are worn by the parent, including front, back and sling carriers; as well as cots and toys.
Members of the Furniture Industry Research Association can read a full meeting report below.
Alternatively, a full list of standards meeting reports can be found here