ASTM WK24226

    New Specification for Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Articles Intended to be used by Children

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F15.65 | Committee F15 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification2 relates to possible hazards that may not be recognized readily by the public and that may be encountered in the normal use for which articles intended to be used by a child is intended or after reasonably foreseeable abuse. It does not purport to cover every conceivable hazard of a particular article intended to be used by a child. This specification does not cover product performance or quality, except as Related to safety. 1.2 An article intended to be used by a child may have inherent hazards associated with its use, the possible hazards associated with its construction (sharp edges, exposed mechanisms, etc.) which will be minimized by the application of this specification. 1.3 This specification covers requirements and contains test methods for articles intended to be used by a child 12 years of age and under. This specification includes but is not limited to clothing, footwear, electronics, jewelry, furniture, feeding items, books, CDs, and bathing products. Different age limits for various requirements will be found in this specification. These limits reflect the nature of the hazards and expected mental or physical ability, or both, of a child to cope with the hazards. 1.4 This specification is not applicable to products that are covered under an existing ASTM standard.

    To determine safety of childrens products that are not covered under an already existing ASTM standard.


    juvenile products; infant products; children; safety

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Kenneth Walsh

    Draft Under Development