Changes to pushchair safety standards

Published:  03 July, 2012

The Baby Products Association (BPA) advises manufacturers and retailers in the nursery industry that the newest and long-awaited version of BS EN 1888:2012 Wheeled Child Conveyances – Safety Requirements and Test Methods has recently been published by the BSI.

A foreword has been added in an unusual change to the introduction to a new standard as it gives a clear message to manufacturers and test houses regarding the time allowed as a ‘sell through’ period. The superseded standard; BS EN 1888:2003+A3:2005 will not be withdrawn until 30 July 2012 to allow manufacturers time to modify their products. However, it adds that this still allows for single strollers with independent parking devices and swivel wheels when it is known that there is an associated risk with these types of products. The revised standard has eliminated the associated risk.

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