South Korea – Draft Revision for Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity Criteria Furniture

​South Korea Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) announced the two draft revision of furniture related regulation as below, 1. A draft revision for Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity criteria furniture – KATS Public Notice No. 2019- 338 (November 13, 2019) 2. A draft revision for Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity criteria furniture for children use – MOTIE Public Notice No. 2019-651 (November 13, 2019) According to the Article 23, 25, 26 of Electrical appliances and consumer products safety control act, Article 25 of the Special Act on Safety of Children’s Products. Applying safety requirement for stability of dresser for family use, it clarifies that material of the chest of drawers would be quality of wood. Test method for stability of chest of drawers for family use has been revised to prevent. – In the stability test methods, former test was not applying any load on bottom of chest of drawers, but revised test will applying equivalent uniform load on the bottom of chest of drawers. – When applying normal force in the test, the normal force will be changed 23kgf to 25kgf. A precaution for consumer has been revised to prevent overturning incident. Proposed date of adoption : May 2020 or later Proposed date of entry into force : November 2020 or later