Some quality inspection departments have published comparative test results on products of baby cribs and children’s learning tables and chairs sold online. The results showed that 30% of the baby bed samples did not meet the standard requirements, and 25% of the learning tables and chairs did not meet the national standards.
The structure, bedding surface, side panel and bed head, frame and stability of the samples were tested by comparing the standard of “Household Children’s Bed and Folding Bed Part 1: Safety Requirements” and “Household Children’s Bed and Folding Bed Part 2: Test Method”. The test results are only responsible for the samples purchased.
After testing, the baby bed samples did not meet the standard requirements, accounting for 20% of the total number of samples. The main problems are that some holes and side-turning boards in the structure do not meet the requirements, the gap between the beds does not meet the standards, the impact strength of the beds is not enough, the side-boards and the bedside do not meet the standards, the frame strength is not enough, and the stability is not enough.
Children’s learning tables and matching chairs were compared with the test samples. The test samples were entrusted to the National Furniture and Indoor Environmental Quality Supervision and Inspection Center. According to the General Technical Conditions for Children’s Furniture, the structural safety of the samples (edges and tips; protrusions; holes and clearances; folding mechanism; doors, turning boards; closed furniture; others) and the mechanical properties of the tables (vertical loading stability) were investigated. Sex, drawer table stability, high table anti-detachment, main desktop vertical static load, horizontal static load, desktop vertical impact, table leg drop, desktop horizontal durability), chair mechanical properties (forward tilt, no armrest side tilt, stool arbitrary direction tilt test, backward tilt test, armrest side tilt test, chair back joint static load test, armrest side Static load, vertical downward static load of armrest, joint durability test of seat and back, forward static load test of chair leg, lateral static load test of chair leg, impact test of seat surface, impact test of chair back, drop test and warning sign are tested. The test results are only responsible for the samples purchased.
After testing, the comparative test study desks and chairs did not meet the requirements of national standards, and the overall non-conformity rate of the samples was 25%. Among them, only 15 sets of learning tables and chairs are in line with the national standards, accounting for 75% of the total sample volume; learning tables and chairs are not in line with the national standards.
Consumers should pay attention when purchasing baby beds, and try to purchase baby beds manufactured by regular manufacturers. We should carefully check whether the product information is complete or not, and do not buy three non-products. Check the baby bed for small bumps, sharp corners, holes or cracks. Try not to buy baby cribs with handles, so as to avoid the danger of baby clothes and other items being hung up. When purchasing children’s learning tables and chairs, consumers should choose to purchase brands with good reputation in regular business places. When purchasing, they should ask the merchants for sales contracts, invoices, transaction vouchers, etc. and keep them properly. If there are quality or related problems, they can better safeguard their legitimate rights and interests. Consumers can consult this year’s or recent inspection reports at the merchants’offices to see whether the inspection reports are tested according to the “General Technical Conditions for Children’s Furniture”. Whether the reports are qualified or not, and whether the projects are comprehensive, they can not only listen to the merchants’ oral commitments.