ASTM F1427-06

    Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bunk Beds

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This consumer safety specification establishes minimum requirements for the design and performance of bunk beds. It also contains requirements for labeling and instructional material.

    1.2 This consumer safety specification is intended to minimize accidents to children resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse or abuse of bunk beds. This consumer safety specification is written within the current state of the art of bunk bed technology and does not address bunk beds that are blatantly misused or are used in a careless manner that disregards warning statements and safety instructions provided with each bunk bed.

    1.3 For the purpose of this consumer safety specification, a bunk bed (hereinafter referred to as a bed) is defined as any bed in which the underside of the foundation is over 30 in. (762 mm) from the floor.

    1.4 This consumer safety specification does not address bunk beds for institutional use (for example, in prisons, military facilities, dormitories, and so forth).

    1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units, as well as any specified ISO/ANSI standard hardware, are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section , of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test

    Federal Standards

    16CFRPart1303 Ban of Lead-Containing Paint and Certain Consumer Products Bearing Lead-Containing Paint

    16CFRPart1500 Hazardous Substances Act Regulations, including sections:

    16CFRPart1501 Method for Identifying Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under 3 Years of Age Which Present Choking, Aspiration or Ingestion Hazards Because of Small Parts

    16CFRPart1632 Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads If beds are accompanied by mattresses.

    1500.48 Technical Requirements for Determining a Sharp Point in Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under 8 Years of Age

    1500.49 Technical Requirements for Determining a Sharp Metal or Glass Edge in Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under 8 Years of Age


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 47.020.80 (Accommodation spaces)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 56101515(Beds)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1427-06

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