Since 2002 (until Jan. 1, 2008), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received reports of 16 tragic deaths, mostly infants younger than 8 months of age, who were placed to sleep on air mattresses. Eleven suffocated in a facedown position on an air mattress, and five died as a result of suffocation after falling into gaps between the mattress and bed frame and mattress and adjacent furniture or wall. 1. Scope 1.1 This safety specification covers safety requirements aimed at providing cautionary labeling information for safer use of inflatable air mattresses (also known as air beds, collectively referred to herein as inflatable air mattresses). The intent of this safety specification is to reduce child (infant) injuries and fatalities caused by asphyxiation on inflatable air mattresses. 1.2 This safety specification covers all size of inflatable air mattresses except inflatable air mattresses designed specifically for children who cannot lean out or crawl out of a crib. 1.3 This safety specification is intended to reduce hazards to children (infants) that are not mature enough to sleep in an adult bed (typically when they can lean out or crawl out of a crib). 1.4 This safety specification includes inflatable air mattresses intended for recreational, camping, and other indoor and outdoor uses. 1.5 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.
6.1 air mattress; inflatable; mattress
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
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