Chair alert!

Folding chairs are not appropriate for environments with children. These chairs can easily collapse, cutting off the tips of children’s fingers, or easily break bones of hands or fingers that may be trapped when the chair collapses. If you use folding chairs, replace them with sturdy, fixed-position chairs. Inspect all furniture for cracks or signs of severe wear. If you find a defective piece of furniture, remove it and replace it with new furniture. Finally, all furniture used in a setting with children must be durable and child-size. Tables must be at waist height of the child, and chairs must be low enough so a child’s feet can touch the ground when seated.

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