A walker is a tool for children to learn to walk when they are young. The baby walker comes from the West and is a means of transportation before the baby can walk. It is generally composed of a chassis frame, an upper plate seat, and a toy music box. It belongs to the toy stroller category.
EU baby walker standard EN / BS EN, which applies to baby walkers used by babies who can sit and walk on their own.
This European Standard specifies the safety requirements and test methods for baby walkers, which are baby walkers that are used by children between the ages of being able to stand on their own and able to walk by themselves. Not applicable: baby walkers that are stationary during use, baby walkers for medical use, and baby walkers that support children with inflatable parts.
CE certification process
1. Project application – submit an application for CE certification to the inspection and supervision agency.
2. Data preparation – According to the CE certification requirements, the enterprise prepares the relevant certification documents.
3. Product testing – the company sends the samples to be tested to the laboratory for testing.
4. Preparation of reports – certified engineers prepare reports based on qualified test data.
5. Submit for review – the engineer will review the complete report.
6. Issuing a certificate – CE certification will be issued after the report is reviewed and verified.
The European standard EN 1273:2005 on baby walker walkers was approved by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) on March 3, 2005. In November 2008, the European Commission proposed to harmonize the standards under the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) to make them legally binding.
The proposal was adopted by the member states of the alliance, and the European Parliament welcomed the decision. The final decision (Commission Decision /EC) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 13 January 2009. The decision states that baby walkers tested according to EN 1273:2005 are safe to use.
On February 17, 2009, the EN1273:2005 standard was officially added to the harmonized standards under the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD)/EC.
The EN1273:2005 standard sets out the safety requirements and test methods for baby walkers, which are mainly applicable to the period when a child is sitting upright to walking, but is not suitable for infant aids that rely on their inflatable parts to support the child for medical purposes. Row rack.
The main tests of EN 1273:2005 include :
1. Raw material toxicity test;
2. Material flammability testing; 3. Construction evaluation (opening parts, small parts, tips, edges, protrusions, cords/straps, movable parts, etc.); 4. Locking, folding parts and frame adjustment devices 5. Seats Chair (crotch belt width, mechanism for securing movable seat, seat height) 7. Static or dynamic stability test; 8. Static or dynamic strength test; 9. Folding and frame adjustment mechanism; 10. Overturn prevention Tests; 11. Decal and Marking Immersion Test; EN1273:2005 standard aims to reduce the possibility of children touching dangerous goods and falling on uneven places, such as: stairs or obstacles, the standard also requires manufacturers to add on the product Post a "Do Not Leave Child Alone" warning label and instructions on the baby walker to draw parents' attention to the fact that the environment around the child should be as safe as possible when using the baby walker. The standard further stipulates that product descriptions should draw parents' attention to the fact that the product is not designed for children who are over a certain weight or who cannot sit upright. This must be clearly visible at the time of purchase, usually printed on the packaging. The toys that come with the baby walker should comply with the EU CE certification toy safety directive/EEC and the EN71 series of toy harmonization standards.
CE certification standards for other products for children :
EN1272 Child care articles – Chairs with small tables – Safety requirements and test methods
EN 1273 Children's use and care articles. Infant walkers. Safety requirements and test methods
EN Child care articles. Household converting equipment. Part 1: Safety requirements.
EN Child care articles. Household converting equipment. Part 2: Test methods.
EN 12227 Domestic playpen. Safety requirements and test methods;
EN Domestic playpens – Part 1: Safety requirements
EN domestic playpens – part 2 : test methods
EN 12790 Children's use and care articles. Cradles
EN Articles for use and care of children. Vehicles for children. Safety requirements and test methods. Framed vehicles
EN 13210 Children's use and care articles. Child safety belts and cords and similar articles. Safety requirements and test methods
EN 14036 Articles for the care and use of children – Baby slings – Safety requirements and test methods