USA intensifies controls on children’s furniture

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Accidents due to the overturning of chests of drawers, drawers or shelves are unfortunately common and every year there are cases where the most affected are children, often with fatal consequences.

In the European market there is no specific regulation for this type of furniture items, but voluntary regulation. Thus, in Europe these products are covered by the general product safety directive, which, in the absence of specific regulation, allows the conformity of a product to be assessed by means of voluntary regulations.

In contrast, in the United States and to combat these accidents, the competent authorities have drafted a bill known as “The STURDY Act” (Stop Tip-Overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth), which aims to establish a mandatory safety standard for this type of products sold on American soil. Currently, there are already voluntary regulations in this country, but the bill intends to increase the strictness of existing requirements. If it is finally approved, it would be a very relevant change for the furniture industry since it should adapt its products to comply with the safety requirements of the mandatory standard.

From Sigillum Knowledge Solutions we advise our clients in compliance with international furniture regulations, especially for children, to achieve a safe product and thus generate trust among consumers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1275″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”1272″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]