Child use and care articles - Chair mounted seat

This standard specifies safety requirements and test methods for chair mounted seats intended to be fixed on an adult chair to raise the sitting position of a child able to sit unaided up to an age of 3 years or a maximum weight of 15 kg.
The standard does not apply to products only aimed at restraining the child on a chair without raising the child's sitting position.

Artikel für Säuglinge und Kleinkinder - Sitzerhöhungen für Stühle

Articles de puériculture - Rehausseurs de chaise

Izdelki za otroke - Otroški sedeži, ki se pritrdijo na stol - Dopolnilo A2

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 16120:2013+A1:2014/oprA2:2015
01-marec-2015
Izdelki za otroke - Otroški sedeži, ki se pritrdijo na stol
Child use and care articles - Chair mounted seat
Artikel für Säuglinge und Kleinkinder - Sitzerhöhungen für Stühle
Articles de puériculture - Rehausseurs de chaise
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 16120:2012+A1:2014/prA2
ICS:
97.140 Pohištvo Furniture
97.190 Otroška oprema Equipment for children
SIST EN en,fr,de
16120:2013+A1:2014/oprA2:2015

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 16120:2013+A1:2014/oprA2:2015
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SIST EN 16120:2013+A1:2014/oprA2:2015
EUROPEAN STANDARD
DRAFT
EN 16120:2012+A1:2014
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
prA2
January 2015
ICS 97.140; 97.190
English Version
Child use and care articles - Chair mounted seat

Articles de puériculture - Rehausseurs de chaise Artikel für Säuglinge und Kleinkinder - Sitzerhöhungen für

Stühle

This draft amendment is submitted to CEN members for enquiry. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee CEN/TC 252.

This draft amendment A2, if approved, will modify the European Standard EN 16120:2012+A1:2014. If this draft becomes an amendment,

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for inclusion of this

amendment into the relevant national standard without any alteration.

This draft amendment 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 CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has

the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,

Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey 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.

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
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Avenue Marnix 17, B-1000 Brussels

© 2015 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 16120:2012+A1:2014/prA2:2015 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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SIST EN 16120:2013+A1:2014/oprA2:2015
EN 16120:2012+A1:2014/prA2:2015 (E)
Contents
Page

Foreword ..............................................................................................................................................................3

1 Modification to the Foreword ...............................................................................................................4

2 Modification to Clause 1 – Scope.........................................................................................................4

3 Modification to Clause 2 – Normative references ..............................................................................4

4 Modification to Clause 3 – Terms and definitions ..............................................................................4

5 Modification to Clause 4 – Test equipment .........................................................................................4

6 Modification to Clause 6 – Chemical hazards - Migration of certain elements (see A.2) ...............5

7 Modification to Clause 7 – Thermal hazards (see A.3).......................................................................6

8 Modification to Clause 8 – Mechanical hazards (see A.4) .................................................................6

9 Modification to Clause 9 – Product information .............................................................................. 11

10 Modification to Annex A ..................................................................................................................... 12

11 Addition of Annex C ........................................................................................................................... 13

12 Addition of a Bibliography ................................................................................................................. 26

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EN 16120:2012A1:2014/prA2:2015 (E)
Foreword

This document (EN 16120:2012+A1:2014/prA2:2015) has been prepared by Technical Committee

CEN/TC 252 “Child use and care articles”, the secretariat of which is held by AFNOR.

This document is currently submitted to the CEN Enquiry.
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EN 16120:2012+A1:2014/prA2:2015 (E)
1 Modification to the Foreword
In the Foreword, add as 7 paragraph:

"This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association.".
2 Modification to Clause 1 – Scope
Replace the whole Scope with the following:

“This European Standard specifies safety requirements and test methods for chair mounted seats intended to

be positioned on an adult chair to raise the sitting position of a child able to sit unaided up to an age of 36

months or a maximum weight of 15 kg.

This European Standard does not apply to cushions, pads and to products only aimed at restraining the child

on a chair without raising the child's sitting position.”.
3 Modification to Clause 2 – Normative references
Add:
"EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014, Safety of toys ― Part 2: Flammability".
Replace "EN 71-3:1994" with "EN 71-3".

Delete "EN 1103, Textiles ― Fabrics for apparel ― Detailed procedure to determine the burning behaviour".

4 Modification to Clause 3 – Terms and definitions
Add the following terms and definitions:
"3.5
locking device

mechanical component that maintains part(s) of the product when erected in the position of use (e.g. latch(es),

hooks, over centre lock...) which can be activated or deactivated by action(s) on the operating device

3.6
operating device

part of the locking mechanism(s) designed to be activated by the carer through one or several positive

action(s)
3.7.
locking mechanism

assembly of components consisting of one or more locking device(s) and one or more operating device(s)".

5 Modification to Clause 4 – Test equipment
Add the following clauses:
"4.6 Small torso probe

The small torso probe shall be made from plastics or other hard, smooth material with dimensions as shown in

Figure 5.
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EN 16120:2012A1:2014/prA2:2015 (E)
Dimensions in millimetres
a b c
86 40 120
Key
1 handle
Figure 5 — Small torso probe
4.7 Test beam
A beam, 86 mm wide with a mass of 0,5 kg ± 10 g.
4.8 Test sphere

A sphere made of steel with a diameter of 90 mm and a weight of (3,0 ± 0,1) kg.".

6 Modification to Clause 6 – Chemical hazards - Migration of certain elements (see

A.2)
Replace the text of Clause 6 with the following:

"The migration of elements from materials on exterior surfaces shall not exceed the limits listed below when

tested in accordance with EN 71-3.
Element mg/kg
Aluminium 70 000
Antimony 560
Arsenic 47
Barium 18 750
Boron 15 000
Cadmium 17
Chromium (III) 460
Chromium (VI) 0,2
Cobalt 130
Copper 7 700
Lead 160
Manganese 15 000
Mercury 94
Nickel 930
Selenium 460
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EN 16120:2012+A1:2014/prA2:2015 (E)
Strontium 56 000
Tin 180 000
Organic tin 12
Zinc 46 000

Materials on the back of the backrest and the surface under the seat are excluded from these requirements.

A separate sample may be used for these tests.".
7 Modification to Clause 7 – Thermal hazards (see A.3)
Replace the text of Clause 7 with the following:

"When tested in accordance with EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014, 5.5, there shall be no flash effect.

A separate sample, conditioned according to 5.1, may be used for these tests.".
8 Modification to Clause 8 – Mechanical hazards (see A.4)

Replace the text of 8.1.2, Unintentional release of locking mechanism(s), with the following:

"To avoid the hazards due to unintentional release of locking mechanisms, one of the following conditions

shall be fulfilled before and after testing in accordance with 8.1.3:

a) at least one operating device requires an operating force greater than 50 N measured with and without a

mass of 15 kg on the seat, or
b) at least one locking mechanism is released by the use of a tool, or

c) at least one operating device requires at least two consecutive actions, the first of which shall be

maintained while the second is carried out, or

d) at least one locking mechanism is released when two independent operating devices are simultaneously

operated.
Inflatable systems are excluded from the requirements of this clause.

Products that in every position of use have to be removed from the adult chair to adjust the height or to fold

the base for storage are excluded from the requirements of this clause.

NOTE The exclusion of the last paragraph applies only to products that need to be detached from the adult chair to

adjust the height or to fold the base (e.g. disassemble the product and re-assemble it in another configuration), no matter

what the instructions for use say. The need to remove just the child from the product to adjust the height or fold the base is

not enough to apply the exclusion.".
Add the following new after 8.2.1.2:
"8.2.2 Entrapment of head
8.2.2.1 Requirements

With the exception of the entrance to the seat unit and the openings for the child’s legs to pass through, there

shall be no holes, gaps or openings above the seat surface which allows the small torso probe (4.6) to pass

through when tested in accordance with 8.2.2.2.
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8.2.2.2 Test method

Check whether the small torso probe (4.6) with an applied force of up to 30 N, enters into any accessible

opening above the seat surface. The probe shall be inserted in a straight direction along the longitudinal axis

of the probe.".

Replace the text of 8.3.1, Requirements for compression points, with the following:

"After the chair mounted seat is set up for normal use in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions there

shall be no accessible compression points which can close to less than 12 mm unless they are always less

than 5 mm, as the result of:
a) the movement of the chair mounted seat; or
b) the movement of body weight by the child using the chair mounted seat; or

c) the application of an external force (either by another child or, unintentionally, by the carer, or by a

powered mechanism).

Movement due to elasticity of materials shall not be considered as compression hazard.

Compression points between the chair mounted seat and the chair are excluded from this requirement.".

Replace the text of 8.5.1 ,Requirements, with the following:

"Any component or filling material that is considered able to be gripped by a child in accordance with 8.5.2.1

shall be tested in accordance with 8.5.2.2 and 8.5.2.3.

Any component or part of a component or filling material that is removed shall not fit entirely within the small

parts cylinder specified in 4.4.".
Replace the text of 8.6, Suffocation hazards (see A.4.5), with the following:
"8.6.1 Plastic packaging

Any plastic covering used for packaging with an area greater than 100 mm x 100 mm shall conform to any of

the following requirements:
a) have an average sheet thickness of 0,038 mm or more; or

b) be perforated with defined holes so that a minimum of 1 % of the area has been removed over any area

of 30 mm x 30 mm.

Any plastic covering used for packaging with an opening perimeter greater than 360 mm shall not have a

drawstring or cord as a means of closing and shall be marked in the official language(s) of the country of sale

with the word “WARNING” followed by the statement ”Keep plastic covering away from children to avoid

suffocation”.

The statement may be expressed in different words providing they clearly convey the same warning.

The text shall be accompanied by the symbol of the warning triangle ( ). The symbol can be put on the top

of the list of warnings when different languages are used.

Shrunk-on films that are destroyed when the packaging is opened by the user are excluded from these

requirements.
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8.6.2 Plastic decals
8.6.2.1 Requirement

Plastic decals or parts of plastic decals shall not become detached when tested in accordance with 8.6.2.2.

8.6.2.2 Test method

Completely submerge the area to be tested in a container of demineralised water at a temperature of

(20 ± 5)°C for 4 min. Remove the product, shake off excess water and keep the product in ambient

temperature for 10 min.".

Add new title 8.9, Hazards from falling, and renumber 8.9 ,Chair attachment systems, and 8.10 ,Restraint

system, as follows:
8.9.1, Chair attachment systems
8.9.1.1, Requirements
8.9.1.2, Test methods
8.9.1.2.1, Test method for strength of the chair attachment system
8.9.1.2.2, Test method for slippage of the chair attachment system
8.9.2, Restraint system
8.9.2.1, Requirements
8.9.2.2, Test methods

8.9.2.2.1, Test method for strength of the anchoring points of the restraint system

8.9.2.2.2, Test method for strength of the fastener of the restraint system
8.9.2.2.3, Test method for slippage of the restraint system

After 8.10.2.3 (new 8.9.2.2.3) add new 8.9.3 ,Lateral protections (see A.4.8.1), as follows:

"8.9.3 Lateral protections (see A.4.8.1)
8.9.3.1 Requirements

Chair mounted seats sold as suitable for use with children younger than 18 months shall be fitted with lateral

protections.

When tested in accordance with 8.9.3.2, the test sphere shall not come in contact with the test beam.

Openings in the lateral protections are allowed, provided that they comply with all the relevant requirements of

this standard.
8.9.3.2 Test method

Place the chair mounted seat on a horizontal flat rigid surface and set it up in accordance with the

manufacturer’s instructions.

Position the beam (4.7) across and in contact with the lateral protections, parallel to and against the backrest,

with the 86 mm side in a horizontal position.
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Place the test sphere (4.8) in contact with one lateral protection, with the backrest and the seat surface; record

if the sphere touches the beam. Move the sphere along the backrest to the other lateral protection and record

if the sphere touches the beam during the movement (see Figure 6). When the sphere cannot be put in

contact with the backrest or with the lateral protection (e.g. due to the presence of an opening), the vertical

projection of the backrest and/or the lateral protection shall be considered.

Position the test beam across and in contact with the lateral protection, parallel to the backrest and at a

distance of 130 mm from the centre of the backrest (see Figure 7) measured compressing any padding with a

force of 30 N.

Place the test sphere in contact with one lateral protection, with the backrest and with the seat surface;

keeping the sphere in contact with the lateral protection, move it to the front part of the seat up to the beam

and record if the sphere touches the beam (see Figure 8). When the sphere cannot be put in contact with the

backrest or with the lateral protection (e.g. due to the presence of an opening), the vertical projection of the

backrest and/or the lateral protection shall be considered.
Repeat the test on the other lateral protection.

If the lateral protections have an irregular shape, repeat the test positioning the test beam in the most onerous

point between the backrest and the distance of 130 mm.
Top view Side view
Key
1 sphere
2 backrest
3 lateral protections

4 beam (in top view the beam is not shown for easier representation of the sphere)

Figure 6 – Test method for lateral protections: movement of the sphere along the backrest

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Dimensions in millimetres
Key
1 backrest
2 lateral protections
3 beam

Figure 7 – Test method for lateral protections: positioning of the test beam at 130mm from the

backrest
Top view Side view
Key
1 sphere
2 backrest
3 lateral protections

4 beam (in top view the beam is not shown for easier representation of the sphere)

Figure 8 – Test method for lateral protections: movement of the sphere along the lateral protection

Renumber 8.11, Hazards due to inadequate size (see A.4.8.2), as follows:
8.9.4, Hazards due to inadequate size (see A.4.8.2)

8.9.4.1, Requirement for products not supported on top of the backrest of the chair

Replace "8.11.3.1" with "8.9.4.3.1" and "8.11.3.2" with "8.9.4.3.2".
8.9.4.2, Requirement for products supported on top of the backrest of the chair
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Replace "8.11.4" with "8.9.4.4" and "8.11.4" with "8.9.4.4".

Replace "(see Figure 5)" with "(see Figure 9)" and renumber "Figure 5" to "Figure 9".

8.9.4.3, Test method for products not supported on top of the backrest of the chair

8.9.4.3.1, Test method for measurement of base dimensions

Replace "(see Figure 6)" with "(see Figure 10)" and renumber "Figure 6" to "Figure 10".

8.9.4.3.2, Test method for measurement of the height of anchorage points of the chair attachment system to

the backrest

Replace "(see Figure 7)" with "(see Figure 11)" and renumber "Figure 7" to "Figure 11".

8.9.4.4, Test method for products supported on top of the backrest of the chair

Replace "(see Figure 8)" with "(see Figure 12)" and renumber "Figure 8" to "Figure 12".

9 Modification to Clause 9 – Product information
Replace the title of 9.2 with "Marking".
Replace indent a) in 9.2.1 with the following:

"a) the name or trade mark of the manufacturer, importer or the organisation responsible for its sale and the

respective address.".
Delete “!” after the word “WARNING” (not tagged).
Replace last warning sentence in 9.2.1 with:
“― Always check the security and the stability of the product before use.”
Add the following sentence at the end of 9.2.1:

"The chair mounted seat shall bear the drawing in Figure 13 or Figure 14, stating minimum and maximum age

and maximum weight and the symbol of instructions for use.

Figure 13 ― Drawing for products intended for Figure 14 ― Drawing for products intended for

children able to sit unaided (minimum 6 months) children older than 18 months
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In 9.3, replace indent c) with the following:
“c) the statement:

― this product is intended for children able to sit unaided (minimum 6 months) and up to 36 months or a

maximum weight of 15 kg; or

― this product is intended for children older than 18 months and up to 36 months or a maximum weight

of 15 kg;
The statement shall be accompanied by the drawing in Figure 13 or Figure 14;".

In d) and e), replace the sentence “This information may be given by means of a diagram or drawing” with the

following:
“This information shall be accompanied by a diagram or drawing;”.
In 9.4, delete “!” after the word “WARNING” (not tagged)
In 9.4, a), replace warnings 4) and 5) with the following:

"4) Always check the security and the stability of the product on the adult chair before use.

5) Do not use this product on stools or benches.".
In 9.4, b), replace the text of 1) with the following:
“1) the statement:

― this product is intended for children able to sit unaided (minimum 6 months) and up to 36 months or

a maximum weight of 15 kg; or

― this product is intended for children older than 18 months and up to 36 months or a maximum weight

of 15 kg.".
10 Modification to Annex A

Add new A.4.8 ,Hazards from falling (see 8.9), and add new A.4.8.1 “Lateral protections (see 8.9.3)”, as

follows:
"A.4.8 Hazards from falling (see 8.9)
A.4.8.1 Lateral protections (see 8.9.3)

Lateral protections have been added in EN 16120:2012+A1:2014/prA2:2015 following the European

Commission Decision 2013/121/EU.

Lateral protections are needed to provide additional support to the child preventing him/her from leaning

sideways with
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