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New High Chair Regulations

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New rules have been put in place to keep children safe during meal times, at home and at restaurants.

Between January 2011 to September 2017 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found 271 injuries and two fatalities related to high chairs. The majority involved 7 to 18 month olds who suffered skull fractures, broken bones and lacerations.

Unanimously approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, several hazards were addressed with the regulations that went into effect earlier this year. From issues ranging from seat surface area to restraint system and design to stability the new regulations affect both at home and restaurant high chairs.

The new regulations require:

  • Rearward stability to prevent chairs from tipping backward
  • Warning labels about tipping hazards
  • Passive crotch restraint system
  • Active three-point restraint system
  • Product registration to be alerted to possible recalls

These new regulations were designed to reduce the number of injuries associated with high chairs.

For restaurants wanting to keep their visitors safe and sound, RightWay Food Service can help. Call us at 1-800-451-3663 to learn about the compliant high chairs we offer including high chairs from Rubbermaid. RightWay #15228 and RightWay #15229.

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