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Our safety tests are based on the Australian Standard for high chairs, AS 4684:2009. This standard also calls for compliance with at least 1 of the international standards, so we refer to the European Standard EN 14988.
In New Zealand, these standards are voluntary, but we recommend choosing a high chair that complies with these standards.
Strength of construction.
Whether there is a risk of finger pinching or entrapment for the child or an adult folding and unfolding the chair.
Whether there are sharp edges, points or burrs.
Gaps and/or holes that could trap a finger, or any small parts that could be a choking hazard.
Whether the chair comes with a five-point harness, back and side protection as well as locking mechanisms to stop the child falling out.
We also look at how easy the chair is to clean. We apply Weetbix and milk, spaghetti and tomato sauce and baby food to different areas of the chair (the tray, seat back and padding, as well as the harness). We then let it dry overnight and rate ease of cleaning for each of these areas on a scale from “very easy” (residue is easily removed using a kitchen cloth) to “very hard” (needs thorough scrubbing or washing). This is then converted to a score.
The overall score consists of 70% performance and 30% ease of cleaning.
We also note how easy it is to assemble and operate the high chair. Highchairs tested since 2016 have an “ease of use” score but it doesn’t contribute to the overall score.
02 Mar 2018, Bill P.
Product use: 6 months or more
( I have to write another safety issue here, the slit legs. After they strip you over several times, you will remember to go around it by 1-meter radius when you passing>)
I believe every parent will clean the seat after baby eat. If you do that, you need to give an extra half hour at least. There are some many gaps around on the seat, which fluid can get into the seat. Open the seat, get a set of screwdriver ready, you need a flat head with a dry rug to suck the fluid at narrow places, a crosshead to undo the belt for washing. Once you finished all cleaning, to put all things back, you really need a pair of slim and small, and tough hands to get the belt through the seat. It is ok you don't have to clean that deep, just let bacterias grow. Overall, REDESIGN IT!
No, this product has too many drawbacks.