ASTM F1004 - 13

    Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures

    Active Standard ASTM F1004 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.16

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This consumer safety specification covers minimum safety performance requirements, test methods, and requirements for labeling and instructional material to minimize hazards to young children resulting from the normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse and abuse of expansion gates and expandable enclosures.

    1.2 Products known as expansion gates and expandable enclosures, or by any other name, which are in the scope of this consumer safety specification are intended for young children aged six months through 24 months, and are defined in Section 3.

    1.3 Expansion gates and expandable enclosures defined in Section 3 are for domestic use and are not to be confused with other types of gates or enclosures that may be specifically designed for commercial, institutional, agricultural, pet use, or any other such use.

    1.4 No expansion gate or expandable enclosure as defined in Section 3, that is, produced after the approval date of this consumer safety specification either by label or other means, shall indicate compliance with this specification unless it conforms to all the requirements contained herein.

    1.5 For expediency, expansion gates and expandable enclosures as defined in Section 3 will heretofore be referred to in this consumer safety specification as “gates” and “enclosures” unless referred to definitively.

    1.6 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.7 The following pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 7, of this 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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test

    F406 Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards

    British Standard

    BS 4125 Specification for Safety Requirements for Child Safety Barriers for Domestic Use

    Federal Regulations

    16CFR1303 Ban of Lead-Containing Paint and Certain Consumer Products Bearing Lead Containing Paint

    16CFR1500.48 Technical Requirements for Determining a Sharp Point in Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under Eight Years of Age

    16CFR1500.49 Technical Requirements for Determining a Sharp Metal or Glass Edge in Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under Eight-Years of Age

    16CFR1500 Hazardous Substances Act Regulations, Including Parts:

    16CFR1501 Method for Identifying Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under Three Years of Age Which Present Choking, Aspiration, or Ingestion Hazards Because of Small Parts


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.190 (Equipment for children)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30172000(Gates)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1004

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