When considering the purchase of any Childrens Playhouse safety should do the number one priority. All of the childrens wooden playhouses advertised here on shedsdirect.co.uk has been safety tested and certified as conforming to BS EN 71.
The BS EN 71 safety standard.
The European toy standard certificate of conformity all the BS EN 71 as it is known is the test of children’s toys within Europe, a Childrens Playhouse are included. The test ensures any children’s toys which includes playhouses must meet a list of specifications that have been listed in the BN EN 71. Only those products that have passed these stringent tests are allowed to be sold anywhere in the European Union. The testing process includes that any wooden parts of the playhouses are not toxic, they must be structurally sound and designed in such a way that children’s fingers or limbs cannot get trapped.
Testing a Childrens playhouse.
To conform to BS EN 71 the following range of tests have to be applied to ensure a child’s safety when using a children’s playhouse .
Glass is not used in a children’s playhouse as it is liable to shatter instead styrene is used in its place.
No sharp edges to a Childrens Playhouse.
The frames of the playhouses advertised on this website have been manufactured using rounded edges so that should a child touch or bang against the age the likelihood of cuts has been minimised there is also less chance of the timber splintering causing injury. Are also ventilation holes cut into the gable ends of some of the Childrens Playhouse where present to avoid possible suffocation.
Special hinges to avoid finger trapping
To avoid the danger of trapped fingers blocks have been attached to the doors to give a 12 mm gap around the door so that should the door slam it will not catch any fingers equally this avoids trapping when the door is fully opened.
The test also look set ladders and slides that are attached to the Playhouse, they are checked for strength and safety when used correctly. Railings and ladders looked at for the level of grip and also tested to ensure that heads and limbs cannot become trapped.
It is essential that parents should not leave young children unattended, whilst the safety standard goes a long way to ensure your children safety there must be supervision at all times.
Topic: Childrens Playhouse