Child care articles - High chairs

Posted in 2012

JA2012 Child care articles 2 (CCA) focuses on high chairs, following a priority-setting exercise organised by PROSAFE in the first CCA activity under JA2011The activities started during the first quarter of 2013 and ends by the first quarter of 2015, whereby the summary of the results will be presented during the JA2012 Final Conference in February 2015. 

Accidents related to high chairs are very common in very young children and have led to simple contusion of the head or lacerations to limb fractures, to choking hazards from small parts, skull fractures and brain concussions from falls, and even sometimes death. The seriousness of these accidents as well as the fact that they are related to young children – a vulnerable group, shows the importance of ensuring better safety of these products within the market. 

The main objectives of this project were:

  • To update a Childcare Articles Priority List, which will serve as a preliminary basis for identifying the products that will be the focus of future joint actions (e.g. JA2013 - CCA3).
  • Market Surveillance on high chairs, including sampling / testing / risk assessment and measures taken by this task group. 

The following 16 EEA countries participated in the CCA High chairs Activity: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Romania, Slovakia and Spain. Greece - the Ministry of Development and Competitiveness task-led this product-specific activity.

External Stakeholdershighchairs
This working group continued, as in previous joint actions to work closely with various external stakeholders throughout the project. Representatives from ANEC, CEN and ENPC were particularly active in this project.

Final Technical Report
Please click on the picture to download a copy of the final technical report. The report gives an overview of the activities done throughout this particular project, highlighting not only the test results but also the recommendations and conclusions which can be found at the end of this report.