It is no longer 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 went into effect June 19, 2019. Is your restaurant ready? Learn what makes a high chair compliant and about Koala compliant products.
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: