ASTM WK27479

    Work Item: ASTM WK27479 - Revision of F2194 - 07ae1 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and Cradles

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    Active Standard: F2194 - 13a

    Developed by Subcommittee: F15.18 | Committee F15 | Contact Staff Manager



    1. Rationale

    The purpose of this ballot is to revise the current warnings which address suffocation hazards associated with caregivers using certain types of bedding which are not provided by the manufacturer. Despite the fact that a warning was added to the standard several years ago to address this issue, a review of incident data shows that suffocation as a result of added bedding is still a major factor contributing to infant death associated with these products. After discussion at a recent subcommittee meeting it was agreed that a stronger warning was needed and a task group was formed to develop appropriate wording for the warning. At the last meeting of the subcommittee at ASTM headquarters in Oct. 2009 the proposal of the task group was discussed and revised. At that time the subcommittee voted to send the proposal to ballot. Since that time, an additional task group was formed to coordinate with the CPSC on the upcoming NPR for bassinets and cradles.


    Keywords

    bassinets; cradles ;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    02-05-2010

    Technical Contact:
    Scott Lewis

    Item:
    002

    Ballot:
    F15 (12-01)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved

    Item:
    003

    Ballot:
    F15 (12-01)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved

    Item:
    014

    Ballot:
    F15 (11-01)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved

    Item:
    015

    Ballot:
    F15 (11-01)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved

    Item:
    016

    Ballot:
    F15 (11-01)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved

    Item:
    017

    Ballot:
    F15 (11-01)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved

    Item:
    018

    Ballot:
    F15 (11-01)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved

    Item:
    001

    Ballot:
    F15 (10-10)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as F2194-2011 and Pending Publication

    Item:
    004

    Ballot:
    F15 (10-10)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as F2194-2011 and Pending Publication

    Item:
    006

    Ballot:
    F15 (10-10)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as F2194-2011 and Pending Publication

    Item:
    010

    Ballot:
    F15 (10-10)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as F2194-2011 and Pending Publication

    Item:
    020

    Ballot:
    COS0512

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as F2194-2012 and Pending Publication

    Item:
    021

    Ballot:
    COS0512

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as F2194-2012 and Pending Publication

    Item:
    042

    Ballot:
    COS0511

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as F2194-2011 and Pending Publication