ASTM F2050 - 13a

    Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Hand-Held Infant Carriers

    Active Standard ASTM F2050 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This consumer safety specification establishes performance requirements, test methods, and marking requirements to promote safe use of a hand-held infant carrier by an occupant and caregiver.

    1.2 This consumer safety specification is intended to minimize the risk of incidents to an occupant resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse or abuse of a hand-held infant carrier.

    1.3 No hand-held infant carrier 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 requirements contained herein.

    1.4 This consumer safety specification is not intended to address accidents and injuries resulting from the interaction of other persons with the child occupant in a hand-held infant carrier or the accidents resulting from abuse and misuse by children able to walk.

    1.5 This consumer safety specification is not intended to address incidents or injuries resulting from use of the product in a motor vehicle, nor is it intended to address any issues that may arise from the manufacturer meeting the certification requirements of 49 CFR 571.213 or other applicable add-on child restraint standards.

    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 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.


    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

    F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

    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 or 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 or Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under Eight Years of Age

    16CFR1500.50–5 Test Methods for Simulating Use and Abuse of Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children

    16CFR1500 Hazardous Substances Act Regulations including sections:

    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

    49CFR571.213 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213

    Other References

    CAMIInfantDummy,Mark (see ) Department of Transportation Memorandum Report AAC-119-74-14, Revision II, Drawing No. SA-1001 by Richard Chandler, July 2, 1974, Federal Aviation Administration, Civil Aeromedical Institute, Protection and Survival Laboratory, Aeromedical Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73125.

    CAMINewbornDummy (see ) Drawing Numbers 126-0000 through 126-0015 (Sheets 1 through 3), 126-0017 through 126-0027, a parts list entitled Parts List for CAMI Newborn Dummy, and a construction manual entitled, Construction of the Newborn Infant Dummy (July 1992). Copies of the materials may be inspected at NHTSAs Docket Section, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Room 5109, Washington, DC, or at the Office of the Federal Register, 800 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.190 (Equipment for children)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 56101803(Carriages or perambulators or strollers)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2050

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