Prams and pushchairs are very complex products, on which many tests have to be done to verify their full functionality, robustness and durability, and should meet all the requirements of the applicable standards that we mention here. It is the responsibility of the manufacturers to demonstrate conformity of their products to the applicable standards and to declare that the products meet all the requirements laid down. Generally, the manufacturers can demonstrate conformity of their products in three ways:

  1. The manufacturer has its own, in-house test station and verifies all the parameters in there. 
  2. The manufacturer has the parameters verified by one of the testing laboratories that are competent to perform the required tests.
  3. The manufacturer takes a risk, does not verify any parameters and simply places its product on the market. This, however, is a very hazardous approach both for the manufacturer and (especially) for the users of such a product.
  • quality of the design/construction of prams/pushchairs

    (openings, entrapment, sharp edges, small parts, etc.)

  • dimensions
  • restraint system

    (effectiveness, strength)

  • moving parts
  • locking mechanism
  • parking and braking devices

    (design, effectiveness etc.)

  • stability
  • structural integrity (strength, design, durability)

WHAT IS ASSESSED?

  • accompanying documentation (technical descriptions etc.)
  • instructions
  • marking (completeness, endurance)
  • dimensions
  • locking mechanism
  • construction strength
  • brakes – insufficient effectiveness, design
  • insufficient documentation, instructions and marking
  • ČSN EN 1888:2012 Child care articles - Wheeled child conveyances - Safety requirements and test methods

CONTACT:

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Luboš Feigl

Head of Department
feigl@szutest.cz
+420 483 348 227
+420 602 147 283
Strojírenský zkušební ústav, s.p.
(Engineering Test Institute, Public Enterprise)