Furniture - Children's cots and folding cots for domestic use - Part 1: Safety requirements

This part of EN 716 specifies safety requirements for children's cots for domestic use with an internal length greater than 900 mm but not more than 1 400 mm.
The requirements apply to a cot that is fully assembled and ready for use.
Cots that can be converted into other items e.g. changing units, playpens should, when converted, comply with the relevant European standard for that item.
This standard does not apply to carry cots, cribs and cradles for which a separate European standard exists.

Möbel - Kinderbetten und Reisekinderbetten für den Wohnbereich - Teil 1: Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen

Dieser Teil der EN 716 legt Anforderungen an die Sicherheit von Kinderbetten mit einer Innenlänge größer als
900 mm und höchstens 1 400 mm zur Verwendung im Wohnbereich fest.
Die Anforderungen gelten für ein vollständig zusammengebautes und gebrauchsfertiges Kinderbett.
Kinderbetten, die in andere Gegenstände, z. B. Wickeltische, Kinderlaufställe, umwandelbar sind, sollten im
umgebauten Zustand der jeweils für den Gegenstand gültigen Europäischen Norm entsprechen.
Diese Norm gilt nicht für Kindertragetaschen, Krippen und Wiegen, für die eine eigenständige Europäische
Norm bestehen.

Meubles - Lits à nacelle fixes et pliants à usage domestique pour enfants - Partie 1 : Exigences de sécurité

La présente partie de l’EN 716 prescrit les exigences de sécurité relatives à tous les types de lit à nacelle à
usage domestique pour enfant, dont la longueur intérieure est supérieure à 900 mm mais n’excède
pas 1 400 mm.
Les exigences s’appliquent à un lit complètement assemblé et prêt à l’usage.
Pour les lits pouvant être transformés pour d’autres usages, par exemple, en meubles à langer, en parcs,
lorsqu’ils sont convertis, ils doivent être conformes à la norme correspondant à l’article en question.
La présente norme ne s’applique pas aux portes bébés, berceaux et couffins pour lesquels une autre norme
européenne existe.

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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.Möbel - Kinderbetten und Reisekinderbetten für den Wohnbereich - Teil 1: Sicherheitstechnische AnforderungenMeubles - Lits a nacelle fixes et pliants a usage domestique pour enfants - Partie 1 : Exigences de sécuritéFurniture - Children's cots and folding cots for domestic use - Part 1: Safety requirements97.140PohištvoFurnitureICS:Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z:EN 716-1:2008SIST EN 716-1:2008en,fr,de01-september-2008SIST EN 716-1:2008SLOVENSKI
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SIST EN 716-1:2008



EUROPEAN STANDARDNORME EUROPÉENNEEUROPÄISCHE NORMEN 716-1March 2008ICS 97.140; 97.190Supersedes EN 716-1:1995
English VersionFurniture - Children's cots and folding cots for domestic use -Part 1: Safety requirementsMeubles - Lits à nacelle fixes et pliants à usage domestiquepour enfants - Partie 1 : Exigences de sécuritéMöbel - Kinderbetten und Reisekinderbetten für denWohnbereich - Teil 1: Sicherheitstechnische AnforderungenThis European Standard was approved by CEN on 2 February 2008.CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this EuropeanStandard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such nationalstandards may be obtained on application to the CEN Management Centre or to any CEN member.This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translationunder the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN Management Centre has the same status as theofficial versions.CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATIONCOMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATIONEUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNGManagement Centre: rue de Stassart, 36
B-1050 Brussels© 2008 CENAll rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reservedworldwide for CEN national Members.Ref. No. EN 716-1:2008: ESIST EN 716-1:2008



EN 716-1:2008 (E) 2 Contents Page Foreword.3 1 Scope.4 2 Normative references.4 3 Terms and definitions.4 4 Safety requirements.5 4.1 General.5 4.2 Materials.5 4.2.1 Materials and surfaces.5 4.2.2 Flammability of textiles, coated textiles and plastics coverings.5 4.3 Construction.5 4.3.1 General.5 4.3.2 Holes, gaps and openings on the inside of the cot.6 4.3.3 Head entrapment on the outside of the cot.6 4.3.4 Shear and squeeze points.7 4.3.5 Snag points.7 4.3.6 Locking systems.7 4.3.7 Cot base.8 4.3.8 Sides and ends.8 4.3.9 Cot rim.9 4.4 Stability.9 4.5 Mattress size.9 5 Packaging.9 6 Instructions for use.9 7 Marking.10
SIST EN 716-1:2008



EN 716-1:2008 (E) 3 Foreword This document (EN 716-1:2008) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 207 “Furniture”, the secretariat of which is held by UNI. This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by September 2008, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by September 2008. Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. This document supersedes EN 716-1:1995. According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. SIST EN 716-1:2008



EN 716-1:2008 (E) 4
1 Scope This part of EN 716 specifies safety requirements for children's cots for domestic use with an internal length greater than 900 mm but not more than 1 400 mm.
The requirements apply to a cot that is fully assembled and ready for use. Cots that can be converted into other items e.g. changing units, playpens should, when converted, comply with the relevant European standard for that item. This standard does not apply to carry cots, cribs and cradles for which a separate European standard exists. 2 Normative references The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies. EN 71-1, Safety of toys — Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties EN 71-2:2006, Safety of toys — Part 2: Flammability EN 71-3, Safety of toys — Part 3: Migration of certain elements EN 716-2:2008, Children's cots and folding cots for domestic use — Part 2: Test methods EN 1103, Textiles - Fabrics for apparel - Detailed procedure to determine the burning behaviour 3 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this European Standard, the following terms and definitions apply. 3.1 folding cot cot which can be dismantled or folded without the use of a tool for transportation. This does not include items such as carry cots intended for transportation of infants NOTE In some countries "folding cots" are also called "travel cots". 3.2 locking system mechanism consisting of a locking device and one or more operating devices, which can deactivate the locking device, e.g. by pushing a button, pressing a lever or turning a knob 3.3 locking device device intended to maintain the cot or parts of it in its intended position
3.4 shear and squeeze points gaps which can cause harm to parts of the body and which occur when two accessible parts move relative to each other SIST EN 716-1:2008



EN 716-1:2008 (E) 5
3.5 accessible parts when a child’s hand can not reach through sides or ends, accessible parts are the inside of the cot and the exterior of the cot 300 mm from the upper part of the rim. When a child’s hand can reach through sides or ends, accessible parts are the whole cot except the underside of the cot base 3.6 mattress base cot base and mattress combined in one component 3.7 movable sides sliding sides, drop sides, folding sides, etc 4 Safety requirements 4.1 General With the exception of the requirements specified in clause 4.2, the requirements apply both before and after testing in accordance with EN 716-2. 4.2 Materials 4.2.1 Materials and surfaces The manufacturer/importer/retailer shall provide verification that all accessible parts meet the relevant requirements from EN 71-3.
4.2.2 Flammability of textiles, coated textiles and plastics coverings When tested in accordance with 5.4 of EN 71-2:2006, the maximum rate of spread of flame of textiles, coated textiles or plastic coverings shall be 30 mm/s. When tested in accordance with EN 1103, there shall be no flash-effect. 4.3 Construction 4.3.1 General 4.3.1.1 Edges and protruding parts Edges and protruding parts accessible during normal use shall be rounded or chamfered and free of burrs and sharp edges.
4.3.1.2 Self-tapping screws Self-tapping screws shall not be used to fasten any component that is designed to be removed or loosened when dismantling the cot for purposes of transportation or storage. NOTE Self-tapping screws include wood screws, particleboard screws and the like. 4.3.1.3 Labels and decals Glued labels and decals shall not be used on the internal surfaces of cot sides and ends. SIST EN 716-1:2008



EN 716-1:2008 (E) 6 4.3.1.4 Small parts When tested in accordance with 5.4 of EN 716-2:2008, no accessible part that can be detached shall fit wholly within the small parts cylinder. 4.3.1.5 Castors and wheels Castors/wheels shall not
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Furniture - Children's cots and folding cots for domestic use - Part 1: Safety requirements
Möbel - Kinderbetten und Reisekinderbetten für den Wohnbereich - Teil 1:
Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen
Meubles - Lits a nacelle fixes et pliants a usage domestique pour enfants - Partie 1 :
Exigences de sécurité
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 716-1:2008
ICS:
97.140 Pohištvo Furniture
97.190 Otroška oprema Equipment for children
oSIST prEN 716-1:2006 en
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD
DRAFT
prEN 716-1
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
October 2006
ICS 97.140; 97.190 Will supersede EN 716-1:1995
English Version
Furniture - Children's cots and folding cots for domestic use -
Part 1: Safety requirements
Meubles - Lits à nacelle fixes et pliants à usage domestique Möbel - Kinderbetten und Reisekinderbetten für den
pour enfants - Partie 1 : Exigences de sécurité Wohnbereich - Teil 1: Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen
This draft European Standard is submitted to CEN members for second enquiry. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee
CEN/TC 207.
If this draft becomes a European Standard, CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which
stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.
This draft European Standard was established by CEN in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language
made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the Management Centre has the same
status as the official versions.
CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
Recipients of this draft are invited to submit, with their comments, notification of any relevant patent rights of which they are aware and to
provide supporting documentation.
: This document is not a European Standard. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without notice and
Warning
shall not be referred to as a European Standard.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
Management Centre: rue de Stassart, 36  B-1050 Brussels
© 2006 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. prEN 716-1:2006: E
worldwide for CEN national Members.

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prEN 716-1:2006 (E)
Contents Page
Foreword.3
1 Scope.4
2 Normative references.4
3 Terms and definitions .4
4 Safety requirements.5
4.1 General.5
4.2 Materials.5
4.2.1 Materials and surfaces .5
4.2.2 Flammability of textiles, coated textiles and plastics coverings.5
4.3 Construction.5
4.3.1 General.5
4.3.2 Holes, gaps and openings on the inside of the cot.6
4.3.3 Head entrapment on the outside of the cot .7
4.3.4 Shear and squeeze points .7
4.3.5 Snag points.7
4.3.6 Locking systems.8
4.3.7 Cot base.8
4.3.8 Sides and ends.8
4.3.9 Cot rim.9
4.4 Stability.9
4.5 Mattress size.9
5 Packaging.9
6 Instructions for use .9
7 Marking.10

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prEN 716-1:2006 (E)
Foreword
This document (prEN 716-1:2006) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 207 “Furniture”, the
secretariat of which is held by UNI.
This document is currently submitted to the second CEN Enquiry.
This document will supersede EN 716-1:1995.
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prEN 716-1:2006 (E)
1 Scope
This part of prEN 716 specifies safety requirements for children's cots for domestic use with an internal length
greater than 900 mm but not more than 1 400 mm.
The requirements apply to a cot that is fully assembled and ready for use.
Cots that can be converted into other items e.g. changing units, playpens shall, when converted, fulfil the
relevant European standard for that item.
This standard does not apply to carry cots for which a separate European standard exists.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated
references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced
document (including any amendments) applies.
EN 71-1, Safety of toys — Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties.
EN 71-2:2003, Safety of toys — Part 2: Flammability.
EN 71-3, Safety of toys — Part 3: Migration of certain elements.
prEN 716-2, Children's cots and folding cots for domestic use — Part 2: Test methods.

3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply
3.1
folding cot
cot which can be dismantled or folded without the use of a tool for transportation. This does not include items
such as carry cots intended for transportation of infants

NOTE In some countries "folding cots" are also called "travel cots".

3.2
locking system
mechanism consisting of a locking device and one or more operating devices. An action de-activates the
locking devices, e.g. pushing a button, pressing a lever or tuning a knob

3.3
locking device
device intended to maintain the cot or parts of it in its intended position
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3.4
shear and squeeze points
gaps which can cause harm to parts of the body and which occur when two parts close together during
relative movements

3.5
accessible parts
when a child’s hand can not reach through sides or ends, accessible parts are the inside of the cot and the
exterior of the cot 300 mm from the upper part of the rim. When a child’s hand can reach through sides or
ends, accessible parts are the whole cot except the underside of the cot base

3.6
mattress base
one component of the cot combining the functions of a cot base and a mattress

3.7
detachable parts
Parts which children can grip with their teeth or fingers


4 Safety requirements
4.1 General
With the exception of the requirements specified in clause 4.2, the requirements apply both before and after
testing in accordance with prEN 716-2.
4.2 Materials
4.2.1 Materials and surfaces
The manufacturer/importer/retailer shall provide verification that all accessible parts meet the relevant
requirements from EN 71-3.
4.2.2 Flammability of textiles, coated textiles and plastics coverings
When tested in accordance with 5.4 of EN 71-2:2003, textiles, coated textiles or plastic coverings shall have a
rate of spread of the flame less than or equal to 30 mm/s and there shall be no flash-effect.
4.3 Construction
4.3.1 General
4.3.1.1 Edges and protruding parts
Edges and protruding parts accessible during normal use shall be rounded or chamfered and free of burrs and
sharp edges.
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4.3.1.2 Self-tapping screws
Self-tapping screws shall not be used to fasten any component that is designed to be removed or loosened
when dismantling the cot for purposes of transportation or storage.
NOTE Self-tapping screws include wood screws, particleboard screws and the like.

4.3.1.3 Footholds
When tested in accordance with 5.2 of prEN716-2 there shall be a distance of at least 600 mm between the
top of one foothold and or the top of the cot side or end or a higher foothold.
4.3.1.4 Labels and decals
Glued labels and decals shall not be used on the internal surfaces of cot sides and ends.
4.3.1.5 Small parts
When tested in accordance with 5.4 of prEN716-2 no part that can be detached shall fit wholly within the small
parts cylinder.
4.3.1.6 Castors and wheels
Castors/wheels shall not be fitted except in the following configuration, either:
a) two or more castors/wheels and at least two other support p
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PREDSTANDARD
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Pohištvo - Otroške posteljice in zložljive posteljice za domačo uporabo - 1.
del: Varnostne zahteve
Furniture - Children's cots and folding cots for domestic use - Part 1: Safety
requirements
ICS 97.140; 97.190 Referenčna številka
oSIST prEN 716-1:2005(en)
©  Standard je založil in izdal Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje ali kopiranje celote ali delov tega dokumenta ni dovoljeno

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EUROPEAN STANDARD
DRAFT
prEN 716-1
NORME EUROPÉENNE

EUROPÄISCHE NORM

March 2005
ICS Will supersede EN 716-1:1995
English version
Furniture - Children's cots and folding cots for domestic use -
Part 1: Safety requirements
Meubles - Lits fixes et lits pliants à usage domestique pour Möbel - Kinderbetten und Reisekinderbetten für den
enfants - Partie 1 : Exigences de sécurité Wohnbereich - Teil 1: Sicherheitstechnische
Anforderungen
This draft European Standard is submitted to CEN members for enquiry. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee CEN/TC 207.

If this draft becomes a European Standard, CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which
stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

This draft European Standard was established by CEN in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language
made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the Management Centre has the same
status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Warning : This document is not a European Standard. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without notice and
shall not be referred to as a European Standard.


EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION

EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG

Management Centre: rue de Stassart, 36  B-1050 Brussels
© 2005 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. prEN 716-1:2005: E
worldwide for CEN national Members.

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prEN 716-1:2005 (E)
Contents Page
Foreword.3
1 Scope .4
2 Normative references .4
3 Terms and definitions .4
4 Safety requirements .4
5 Packaging .8
6 Instructions for use .8
7 Marking .8
Annex A (informative) Survey of dimensions in accordance with this standard .9

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prEN 716-1:2005 (E)
Foreword
This document (prEN 716-1:2005) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 207 “Furniture”, the
secretariat of which is held by UNI.
This document is currently submitted to the CEN Enquiry.
This document will supersede EN 716-1:1995.

3

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prEN 716-1:2005 (E)
1 Scope
This part of prEN 716 specifies requirements relating to the safety of all types of children's cots for domestic
use with an internal length greater than 900 mm but not more than 1 400 mm. Cots that can be converted into
other items e.g. changing units, playpens shall, when converted, fulfil the relevant standard for that item.
Annex A (informative) summarises the dimensions referred to in this standard.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated refer-
ences, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document
(including any amendments) applies.
EN 71-1, Safety of toys — Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties.
EN 71-2, Safety of toys — Part 2: Flammability.
EN 71-3, Safety of toys — Part 3: Migration of certain elements.
prEN 716-2, Children's cots and folding cots for domestic use — Part 2: Test methods.
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply:
3.1
folding cot
cot which can be dismantled or folded without the use of a tool for transportation. This does not include items
such as carry cots intended for transportation of infants
NOTE In some countries "folding cots" are also called "travel cots".
3.2
locking system
system designed to maintain any part of the cot in its position of use
3.3
locking device
device for fastening a locking system
3.4
shearing and squeezing points
gaps in which any part of the body may be trapped when two parts move relative to each other
4 Safety requirements
4.1 Materials
4.1.1 Materials and surface
All materials and surface accessible to the child shall comply with the requirements given in EN 71-3.
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4.1.2 Flammability of textiles, coated textiles and plastics coverings
When the textile, coated textile or plastic covering area is more than 5 % of the total surface area the rate of
spread of the flame shall be less than or equal to 30 mm/s and there shall be no flash-effect when tested in
accordance with 5.7 of EN 71-2.
4.2 Construction
4.2.1 Edges and protruding parts shall be rounded or chamfered and free of burrs and sharp edges, when
tested in accordance with 5.2 of prEN 716-2.
4.2.2 Ledges on the inside of the cot that protrude more than 5 mm from the vertical plane shall be at least
600 mm above the bed base at its lowest position and from parts of the sides and ends on which the child can
stand.
Glued labels and decals shall not be used on the internal surfaces of cot sides and ends.
4.2.3 There shall be no holes, gaps and openings between 7 mm diameter and 12 mm diameter, unless the
depth is less than 10 mm when tested with a force of 5 N in accordance with 5.3.2 of prEN 716-2.
There shall be no open ended tubes.
4.2.4 When tested in accordance with 5.9 of prEN 716-2 neither the test chain nor the disc shall be sup-
ported by any part accessible from inside the cot. Parts of cot sides and ends more than 1 400 mm above the
bed base are considered not to be accessible.
4.2.5 Castors/wheels shall not be fitted except in the following arrangement, either
a) two or more castors/wheels and at least two other support points; or,
b) at least tour castors/wheels, of which at least two can be locked.
4.2.6 Self-tapping screws shall not be used to fasten any component that is designed to be removed or
loosened when dismantling the cot for purposes of transportation or storage.
NOTE Note: Self-tapping screws include wood screws, particleboard screws and the like.
4.2.7 If the bed base in adjustable, adjustment from a higher position to a lower position shall require the
use of a tool or operation of a locking system, which fulfils the requirements of 4.2.10.
4.2.8 Drop sides shall be provided with a folding or locking system fulfilling 4.2.10. The folding or locking
system shall engage automatically when the drop side is raised.
4.2.9 Locking systems for folding cots
In order to prevent a folding cot from folding unintentionally, it shall be equipped with a locking system fulfilling
4.2.10.
Folding cots that towards the inside shall be equipped with at least two locking systems, each of them being
able to maintain the cot open in case of failure of the other.
The cot shall not fold and the locking system shall not be impaired when tested according to 5.7.1 and 5.11 of
prEN 716-2.
4.2.10 Folding and locking systems
Folding and locking systems shall:
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a) have a residual force of at least 50 n (tangential when relevant) for operation when tested according
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