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This safety specification covers the performance requirements that are intended to reduce strangulation and vehicular dragging hazards associated with drawstrings on children's (both boys' and girls') upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts, generally intended to be worn on the exterior of other clothing. The sizes covered here are sizes 2T to 12 for neck/hood drawstrings and sizes 2T to 16 for waist/bottom drawstrings. Upper outerwear with fully retractable drawstrings are not addressed here.
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1.1 This specification covers and is intended to reduce strangulation and vehicular dragging hazards associated with drawstrings on children's upper outerwear.
1.2 The type of clothing covered by this specification is girls' and boys' clothing, such as jackets and sweatshirts, generally intended to be worn on the exterior of other clothing.
1.3 The sizes covered by this specification are sizes 2T to 12 for neck/hood drawstrings and sizes 2T to 16 for waist/bottom drawstrings.
1.4 Upper outerwear with fully retractable drawstrings are exempt.
1.5 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D5219 Terminology Relating to Body Dimensions for Apparel Sizing
ICS Number Code 61.020 (Clothes)
UNSPSC Code 53100000(Clothing)
ASTM F1816-97(2009), Standard Safety Specification for Drawstrings on Children's Upper Outerwear, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top