Mandatory High Chair Standard: June 19, 2019

Soon, it will no longer be business as usual when it comes to high chairs. A new federal standard (ASTM F404-18) to improve the safety of all high chairs – both in restaurants and at home – was recently approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The mandatory standard goes into effect June 19, 2019. Is your restaurant ready? Learn what makes a high chair compliant and about Koala compliant products. 

Compliance Requirements

Several hazards are addressed with this new standard. They include: issues related to seat surface area, restraint system, armrest, tray and footrest; design, stability and other general product issues; and fall hazards. The new measure outlines the safety requirements for all high chairs both at home or in public establishments: 

  1. 1. Rearward stability to prevent chairs from tipping backward
  2. 2. Warning labels about tipping hazards
  3. 3. Passive crotch restrain system
  4. 4. Active three-point restraint system
  5. 5. Product registration to be alerted to possible recalls

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Compliant Koala Kare Models

Helping operators of public establishments equip their operations to accommodate the needs of caregivers and their children is what Koala Kare Products is all about. For more information on Koala Kare high chairs that already meet the ASTM-F404-18 standard, click the links below.

Koala Kare is planning to include additional compliant chairs before June 2019, so be sure to check back for updates.

Is your chair compliant?

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