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This safety specification is intended to reduce injuries and deaths of children from hazards associated with tipover of clothing storage units, it covers chests, drawer chests, chests of drawers, dressers, and bureaus only. The procedures for stability testing of the drawer are presented in details. During the test, the unit shall not tip over or be supported only by an opened drawer, opened door, or opened or unopened flap.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
1.1 This safety specification is intended to reduce injuries and deaths of children from hazards associated with tipover of clothing storage units.
1.2 This safety specification covers chests, dressers, door chests, chest-on-chests, tall chests, lingerie chests, bureaus, and armoires.
1.3 This safety specification does not cover shelving units, such as bookcases or entertainment centers, night stands, or under-bed drawer storage units.
1.4 This safety specification does not cover any items 30 in. or less in height.
1.5 This safety specification is intended to cover children up to and including age five.
1.6 This safety specification replaces PS 110–98.
1.7 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.8 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test procedure portion, Section 4, of this 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.
ICS Number Code 97.140 (Furniture); 97.190 (Equipment for children)
UNSPSC Code 46171516(Door guards)
ASTM F2057-09b, Standard Safety Specification for Chests, Door Chests, and Dressers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top