ASTM WK42816

    Revision of F963 - 11 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

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    Active Standard: F963 - 11

    Developed by Subcommittee: F15.22 | Committee F15 | Contact Staff Manager



    WK42816

    1. Rationale

    1)To more clearly specify which products are subject to microbiological cleanliness testing; 2)To provide additional test protocol options for microbiological cleanliness testing; the CTFA Microbiology Guidelines were chosen as an additional test protocol because they are designed specifically for cosmetic products, which are more similar to most of the relevant materials found in toys than are pharmaceuticals, for which the USP protocols were developed. 3)To extend cleanliness testing to feather products, as they may potentially exhibit high microbial loads and/or the presence of pathogens; 4)To clarify the microbiological requirements for process water; 5)To specify acceptable microbial loads for various product categories; 6)To specify pathogens which must be found to be absent for various product categories; 7)To clarify how and specify a method by which formulations are to be evaluated to determine the need for microbial challenge testing and thus which products must be tested; 8)To provide additional test protocol options for microbial challenge testing; the CTFA Microbiology Guidelines were chosen as an additional test protocol because they are designed specifically for cosmetic products, which are more similar to most of the relevant materials found in toys than are pharmaceuticals, for which the USP protocols were developed. 9)To specify a minimum standard set of organisms to be utilized for microbial challenge testing; 10)To more clearly specify sampling intervals and evaluation criteria for microbial challenge testing.


    Keywords

    Axles; Compression testing; Consumer safety specifications (infants/children); Drop tests; Edge profiling; Fore and aft stability; Health hazards; Helmets (toys); Impact testing--consumer safety; Labels/labeling; Lid support mechanisms; Mouth actuated toys; Paint surfaces; Projections; Puncture hazards; Safety precautions--consumer materials/applications; Stability; Teethers; Toys; Tumble tests;
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    07-10-2013

    Technical Contact:
    Alan Kaufman

    Item:
    005

    Ballot:
    F15 (13-06)

    Status:
    Negative Votes Need Resolution