There have been reports recently that the quality of children's desks and chairs has become a "hardest hit area". The reporter visited a number of children's furniture stores in Guangzhou. Some shopping guides lacked understanding of the drawer anti-pulling device. They also found that there are no fixed connectors in the bookstore, and there are small holes in the seat of some chairs, which is safe. Hidden danger. Insiders said that the current chaos in the children's furniture industry not only has hidden dangers in product safety and environmental protection, but also huge profits are also a problem in the children's furniture industry. Therefore, consumers need to "smell and see" when choosing to buy children's furniture.
Bookcase easy to tilt chair with small holes
In a children's furniture store, when asked whether the desk drawer has an anti-pulling device, the staff pulled the drawer vigorously with their hands as a demonstration, claiming that it uses a dual-track device and "certainly cannot be pulled out." The staff of the other company did not know what the drawer anti-pulling device was, but just promised: "Even adults cannot pull out this drawer, let alone children."
In addition, the fall of the bookcase is also a safety hazard. Many children's furniture stores visited by the reporter did not have fixed connectors in the bookcases.
Industry analyst Liang Zhenpeng told reporters that safety is a major problem in children's furniture. "For example, corners and protruding screws will become a risk to children's health, so the process quality requirements are also higher." Liang Zhenpeng said that the current children's furniture technology The overall level of quality is still very low, even unqualified: "Some problems exist, such as odor pollution, volatilization of hazards, and stability and stability."
During the visit of many stores, the reporter always smelled the smell of furniture. Some staff members said that compared with adult furniture, the environmental protection standards for children's furniture are stricter. There are also staff from other shops telling reporters that the desks made of plastic absorbing material are completely tasteless, while the high-density board paint desks need a week to smell. More staff claimed that the furniture of their home "0 formaldehyde" is absolutely healthy.
New materials may bring change
Liu Jianhua, deputy general manager of Huimei Zhujia Decoration, said that there is a lot of moisture in the environmental protection standards of children's furniture: "Most of the children's furniture on the market are not standard according to the state's" standards for children's furniture technology. " The materials used need to be environmentally friendly: "Most of the children's furniture is now made of plates. If the environmental protection of plates and glue is not up to standard, it will have a great impact on children. And emerging environmentally friendly materials are gradually emerging on the market, which can replace the original materials.
He mentioned that the earliest impact of material innovation would be custom furniture. Liu Jianhua said that custom furniture began to use these emerging materials, the cost will be higher than the conventional board, but it will not be outrageous. He believes that the most important thing is whether the children's furniture is produced in accordance with the requirements during the implementation of the standard.
Profitable children's furniture industry
During the visit, the reporter saw that the price of children's desks was 1,000 to 5,000 yuan or even higher. When the staff finally made a quotation, they often differed from the price by one or two yuan. According to staff at a children's furniture store, furniture is on sale and is a long-term act. However, compared with adult furniture of the same grade, the discounted children's furniture is still expensive. Liang Zhenpeng told reporters that it is also a writing desk. Adults may be a few hundred yuan very good. Children's desks can start from a few thousand yuan. Actually the quality is similar. Why children's furniture profits? He believes that because the family invests the most in children, children's furniture captures the psychology of parents' blind consumption, which makes the price of children's furniture high and overall profits. At the same time, he said that the huge profits are not necessarily due to the high cost of furniture. Although the technical quality of children's furniture is higher, but the materials used are relatively small. Wood boards and other materials usually use less than adult furniture and are generally one size smaller. Liu Jianhua calculated an account. On the basis of the same quality of technology, the cost of children's furniture is no more than 30%, but the price can be three or five times higher. At present, the industry is still in a "chaotic" stage. For future development, Liu Jianhua said that there is still to be sufficient competition, and the participation of big brands and rational consumption of consumers will also make the industry develop rationally.
In addition, Liu Jianhua believes that the current market pricing standard for children's furniture is quite chaotic, and it is irrational to rely solely on price as a criterion for measuring the quality of children's furniture.
Choosing children's furniture
How should consumers choose and buy children's furniture? Liu Jianhua also gave a few suggestions: "One is whether there is a smell. Many furniture materials are contaminated with gases such as formaldehyde and benzene. It depends on whether drawers or cabinets are closed for a long time and opened. It has a pungent smell. The second is to touch, the edges and corners must be smooth and flat, and there is no possibility of injury. The third is to see if the structure is reasonable and there can be safety guarantees, such as whether the two-bed bed is safe from one to the second. , Whether the drawer switch is pinched, whether there are air holes in the closet, etc. "
He also suggested that whether the board meets environmental protection requirements on the market is still misleading to consumers: "For example, in the production of children's furniture, sales staff will say that the board is an E0 European standard and the formaldehyde emission is below the European standard. This requires Look at it rationally, because a single plate may meet this standard, but the entire set of children's furniture requires 10-20 plates, and the problem of accumulation cannot be ignored. It is best to choose some emerging materials. "