December 23, 2017 – In late 2017, an amendment was published to EN 16121 – Non-domestic storage furniture – requirement for safety, strength durability and stability. EN 16121 is the standard reference for most non-domestic furniture on the European market.
The new version included one major change, which should be noted by stakeholders – laboratory furniture is no longer excluded from the product categories to which the standard did not apply. This means EN 16121+A1:2017 is now applicable to laboratory furniture.
The previous version of the standard had listed laboratory furniture alongside domestic furniture, office furniture, industrial furniture, retail furniture and industrial storage lockers, as products exempted from the standard.
It should be noted, however, EN 14727:2006 – Laboratory furniture — Storage units for laboratories — Requirements and test methods, has not yet been cancelled, although the cancellation process is underway. Stakeholders are advised to now refer to EN 16121.
Stakeholders should also be aware that office storage furniture may be included in a future amendment but at this time the requirements remain unchanged.
SGS Furniture Services
SGS has the furniture industry, regulatory and technical expertise needed to help you ensure compliance against relevant standards and specifications. They can help you efficiently deliver well-designed, functional, durable, safe and compliant products to your customers. Learn more about SGS’s Furniture Services [www.sgs.com/en/consumer-goods-retail/hardgoods/home-furnishings-and-houseware]
SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full EN 16121 – the Non-Domestic Storage Furniture Standard Has Been Amended SafeGuardS. [www.sgs.com/en/news/2017/02/safeguards-02917-seychelles-proposes-to-ban-certain-plastics-and-requires-biodegradable-products]
Subscribe here, www.sgs.com/subscribesg, to receive SGS SafeGuardS direct to your inbox.
For further information contact:
Global Furniture Expert
Tel: +33 6 20 09 86 14
Email: crs.media ( @ ) sgs dot com
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.
Powered by WPeMatico