Garlando freeplay football tables are certified as suitable to be used by children over 3 years of age. The compliance with the European Harmonized Rules of Safety EN 71 – as shown by the right of stamping the CE mark on the items – on the Assembly Manual and on the carton packing - is a guarantee that these products are not dangerous.
However, to ensure the complete children safety at all times, we recommend that you follow some extra precautions.
With children, always prefer football tables equipped with telescopic safety bars, whose ends do not protrude from the cabinet.
If your football table should have protruding bars, teach your children not to get their face near the protruding parts.
If children are very little, it is advisable that an adult supervise the playing.
Unpacking should be carried out entirely by adults. Keep children away during all steps.
Immediately clear off the packing, particularly the nylon parts and the straps which may cause children to suffocate.
Assembly, disassembling, part replacing
Assembly (and, whenever necessary, disassembling and part replacing) should be carried out entirely by adults.
Keep children away during all assembly steps to avoid that they may be fortuitously hit by the table components as well as preventing them from seizing parts (such as bars) that, if improperly used, could be very dangerous.
The small parts (such as bearing retainers, roller bearings, screws and bolts) not yet assembled may be swallowed or inhaled: keep them away from children.
Effect the assembly correctly (following the Instructions supplied with the table) and take care not to leave any screw or bolt loose: if they are tightened properly it will be impossible for a child to take them off.
Always keep the balls away from children under 3 years of age: having a diameter smaller than 3,17cm they could be swallowed and cause suffocating.
When using the table
Do not use the football table for other aims than the proper one.
Explain to your children that it is risky to put their hands inside the playing field while a game is being played, because rods, while moving, may crush their fingers.
Moving the table
All operations to move a table must be carried out by adults. Keep children away at all times.
Use of the protection cover
If improperly used, it could cause suffocation. We recommend that assembly operations must be carried out by adults only.
Always fix the cover using the velcro to avoid that a child may take it off.
Leg leveller assembly
If the levellers are ordered together with the table, it is preferable to put them on before fixing the legs.
If you have to put them on after the legs have been attached (because of a later purchase), it will be necessary to lay the table on a side: keep children away when handling it.
Once the levellers have been assembled, verify the table stability (if the assembly is correct the table is stable) before allowing the children to play.
Risks caused by the wear and tear
Wear and tear will show after many years of family use.
Remember that a damaged or non-working table could be dangerous for children.
Periodically effect the proper maintenance following the instructions supplied. Your table will always be reliable, preventing situations of accidental danger.
Periodically inspect the table wear and tear and replace any damaged or worn out parts.
Do not mend the table in an inadequate way. Please contact our Technical Department for assistance.
Do not forget
Always follow the safety warnings contained in the Assembly & Use Instructions supplied with the table.
Beware of Chinese copies
Many Garlando freeplay football tables have been counterfeited by Chinese manufacturers and do not comply to European quality and safety standards.
The majority of these tables are sold in the United States. However, if you are not sure whether you are buying an original Garlando football table or not do not hesitate to contact us.