ASTM F2090-01

    Specification for Window Fall Prevention Devices With Emergency Escape (Egress) Release Mechanisms

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes requirements for devices intended to address the risk of injury and death associated with accidental falls from windows by children five years old and younger.

    1.2 This specification is not intended to meet the unique requirements of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

    1.3 This specification applies to window fall prevention devices that are to be used on any windows, including those that are designated for emergency escape (egress) and rescue (ingress).

    Note 1—A separate safety specification, Safety Specification F 2006, covers window fall prevention devices for non-emergency escape (egress) and rescue (ingress) windows in installations more than 75 feet (23 m) above ground level in multiple family dwelling buildings.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all 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 to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI values given in parentheses are for information only.


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

    AAMA Standards

    AAMA902 Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances

    ANSI Standards

    ANSI/SMA1201-2002 Specification for Insect Screens for Windows, Sliding Doors and Swinging Doors

    ASTM Standards

    F977 Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Walkers

    F1487 Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use

    F2006 Safety Specification for Window Fall Prevention Devices for Non-Emergency Escape (Egress) and Rescue (Ingress) Windows,

    Code of Federal Regualtions

    CPSC16CFRChapter11(1 Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.060.50 (Doors and windows)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30171600(Windows)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2090-01

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