BIFMA X5.5-2013 American National Standard for Office Furnishings - Desk Products
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This standard provides a common basis for evaluating the safety, durability and structural performance of desk/table products intended for use in commercial office and related institutional environments such as educational environments. It provides test methods and performance requirements for desk/table products. Where a product may be covered by more than one ANSI/BIFMA standard, the manufacturer shall determine which standard provides the most appropriate test conditions. Where a product is intended for use outside of the commercial office and related institutional environments, it is the responsibility of the user of this standard to determine if it is suitable for use in such evaluations. Note: Commercial product naming conventions may cause confusion regarding the applicability of this and other BIFMA standards. For example, a "credenza" is typically defined and tested in the BIFMA X5.5 Desk standard, however, some configurations of "credenzas" will appear to be storage products within the definition of this standard and may be appropriately tested by X5.9 Storage Units - Tests standard. The manufacturer shall determine which standard provides the most appropriate test conditions.