China to issue new safety standard for inflatable play equipment
The Chinese government is set to issue a new safety standard for inflatable play equipment in the coming months. The standard, which is currently under public review, is designed to improve the safety of these popular amusement rides, which are often used by children.
The new standard includes a number of new requirements, including:
- More stringent strength and durability requirements for inflatable materials
- Enhanced safety features to prevent entrapment and falls
- More detailed requirements for installation and maintenance
The standard is expected to come into effect in early 2024.
Industry experts say the new standard is a welcome step that will help to reduce the risk of injuries from inflatable play equipment.
"This is a significant step forward for the safety of inflatable play equipment," said Zhang Xiaoping, a safety expert at the China Association of Amusement and Theme Parks. "The new standard will help to ensure that these rides are safe for children of all ages."
The new standard is expected to have a positive impact on the Chinese inflatable play equipment industry. It is likely to lead to increased demand for safer and more reliable rides, which could benefit both manufacturers and operators.
Some of the key features of the new standard include:
- Inflatable materials must meet more stringent strength and durability requirements. This will help to reduce the risk of tears, rips, and other damage that could lead to falls or entrapment.
- Inflatable play equipment must be equipped with enhanced safety features to prevent entrapment and falls. This includes features such as guardrails, nets, and warning signs.
- The installation and maintenance of inflatable play equipment must meet more detailed requirements. This will help to ensure that the rides are properly secured and maintained.
The new standard is a welcome step that will help to improve the safety of inflatable play equipment in China. It is expected to come into effect in early 2024