Nursery equipment: Safety checklists

GATES AND ENCLOSURES

    YES NO
1. Openings in gate are too small to entrap a child's head. ___ ___
2. Gate has a pressure bar or other fastener that will resist forces exerted by a child. ___ ___

THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS: To avoid head entrapment, do not use accordion-style gates or expandable enclosures with large v-shaped openings along the top edge, or diamond-shaped openings within.

HIGH CHAIRS

    YES NO
1. High chair has waist and crotch restraining straps that are independent of the tray. ___ ___
2. Tray locks securely. ___ ___
3. Buckle on waist strap is easy to use. ___ ___
4. High chair has a wide stable base. ___ ___
5. Caps or plugs on tubing are firmly attached and cannot be pulled off and choke a child. ___ ___
6. If it is a folding high chair, it has an effective locking device to keep the chair from collapsing. ___ ___

THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS: Always use restraining straps otherwise child can slide under the tray and strangle.

HOOK-ON CHAIRS

    YES NO
1. Chair has a restraining strap to secure the the child. ___ ___
2. Chair has a clamp that locks onto the table for added security. ___ ___
3. Caps or plugs on tubing are firmly attached and cannot be pulled off and choke a child. ___ ___
4. Hook-on chair has a warning never to place the chair where the child can push off with feet. ___ ___

THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS: Don't leave a child unattended in a hook-on chair.

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