Children’s High Chairs

The Consumer Council has committed more than 10 years to improve the safety of high chairs for children. A particular goal was to address the predominant accident pattern — children stand up, loose their balance and fall down — by securing children adequately in the seat. This can be achieved either by belts (which, however, help only if they are actually used) and the socalled “passive restraint system”. As regards the latter small leg openings and a short distance between back rest and front edge of the chair prevent that children can easily get up (and fall down). The European standard published in August 2012 contains the corresponding requirements.

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