ASTM WK45274

    New Specification for Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Inclined Sleep Products

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



    WK45274

    1. Scope

    1.1 This consumer safety specification establishes safety performance requirements, test methods, and labeling requirements to minimize the hazards to infants presented by infant inclined sleep products as identified in the introduction. 1.2 This consumer safety specification is intended to minimize the risk of injuries to infants resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse or abuse of infant inclined sleep products. 1.3 This consumer safety performance specification covers products with an inclined sleep surface (inclined head to toe) primarily intended and marketed to provide sleeping accommodations for an infant 5 months of age or less or when the infant begins to roll over or begins to pull up on sides, whichever comes first. It also covers bassinet accessories or similar accessories that are attached to a non-full sized baby crib/play-yard or bassinet with inclined sleep surface for a newborn up to approximately 3 months. If the infant inclined sleep product can be converted into a product for which an ASTM standard consumer safety specification exists, the product shall meet the applicable requirements of that standard. For example, an inclined sleep product that converts to a bassinet shall also comply with the applicable requirements of ASTM F2194 for Bassinets and Cradles. 1.4 No infant inclined sleep product produced after the approval date of this consumer safety specification shall, either by label or other means, indicate compliance with this specification unless it conforms to all requirements contained herein. 1.5 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7, of this consumer safety specification: 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.

    The F15.18 subcommittee and assigned task groups have been working for a number of years to develop a standard for infant inclined sleep products. A draft of this proposed new standard has been finished and is now being balloted.


    Keywords

    Infant inclined sleep product

    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:
    03-05-2014

    Technical Contact:
    Mike Steinwachs

    Status:
    Draft Under Development