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France Issues Notice to Decree N° 99-777 Regarding Deckchair Safety

03-15-2016 11:50 AM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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French notice applies to deckchairs with back adjusting brackets.

French notice applies to deckchairs with back adjusting brackets.

France has issued a notice to decree n° 99-777 of September 9, 1999 on the prevention of risks resulting from the use of deckchairs, referring to version 2015 of NF D 61 – 062.

Different Standard for Certain Deckchair Models

On February 5, 2016, the French government issued a notice to decree 99-777 of September 9,1999 on the prevention of risks resulting from the use of deckchairs.

This notice [1] makes it mandatory to apply NF D 61 062 version 2015 to deckchairs with back adjusting brackets for the French market.

EN 581-2:2009 Still in Force

Please note that all other deckchairs should still follow EN 581-1:2006 and EN 581-2:2009 and not the version 2015, which has not yet been published by AFNOR.

According to the definition given in the decree, a deckchair is a folding, transportable seat that can be used in the sitting or lying position, constructed with flexible canvas attached to a frame, of which the articulated part can be completely folded.

Products conforming to the former version of the standard can be put on the market until February 2017 to allow stock depletion.

Reference:

[1] Legifrance.gouv.fr. Opinion on the application of Decree No. 99-777 of 9 September 1999 on the prevention of risks related to the use of folding seats and deckchairs. February 2016 (https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000031979523&dateTexte=&categorieLien=id)

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SGS Consumer Goods and Retail
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