ANSI/BIFMA Releases First Educational Seating Standard
November 2, 2012 | 3:35 pm CDT

Grand Rapids, Mich. – The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the newly developed safety and performance standard for educational seating: ANSI/BIFMA X6.1-2012—the first of its kind.

The BIFMA Seating Subcommittee worked diligently to create this new ANSI/BIFMA X6.1 standard using several test methods from existing ANSI/BIFMA seating standards as a basis, yet developed several unique tests relevant to the educational environment. These included tests for educational products like convertible benches, chair-desks, and backpack hooks.

Copies of the new standard are available from BIFMA immediately. Contact BIFMA for copies at or 616.285.3963. Standards may also be ordered online at the BIFMA website.

Source: BIFMA


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