1.1 This consumer safety specification establishes requirements for the performance of portable bed rails. It also contains requirements for labeling and instructional literature. This consumer safety specification does not cover guardrails that fall under the scope of Consumer Safety Specification F1821 or guardrails that are designed for a specific model of bed and which attaches at the headboard or footboard.
1.2 This consumer safety specification is intended to minimize hazards to children resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of portable bed rails.
1.3 For the purpose of this consumer safety specification, a portable bed rail is a device intended to be installed on an adult bed to prevent children from falling out of bed. These bed rails are intended for children who can get in and out of an adult bed unassisted (typically from 2 to 5 years of age).
1.4 No bed rail as defined in 3.1.1 that is 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 the requirements contained herein.
1.5 This consumer safety specification includes the following sections:
|Calibration and Standardization||4|
| Structural Integrity||6.1|
| Enclosed Openings||6.3|
| Openings Created by Bed Rail Displacement of Adjacent Style Portable Bed Rails||6.4|
| Openings Created by Displacement of Mattress-Top Portable Bed Rails||6.5|
| Openings Created by Displacement of Portable Bed Rails Intended for Use on Specific Manufacturers' Beds||6.6|
| Openings Between Bedposts (Headboard, Footboards, Etc.) and Ends of Portable Bed Rail||6.8|
| Bedrail components requiring consumer assembly||6.9|
| Test Beds||7.1|
| Torso Probe||7.2|
| Wedge Probe||7.3|
| Ring Gauge||7.4|
| Weight Gauge||7.5|
| Force Gauge||7.6|
| Test Method for Structural Integrity||8.1|
| Test Method for Enclosed Openings Within Portable Bed Rail||8.2|
| Test Method for Displacement of Adjacent Style Portable Bed Rails||8.3|
| Test Method for Displacement of "Mattress-Top" Style Portable Bed Rails||8.4|
| Test Method for Portable Bed Rails Intended for Use on a Specific Manufacturer’s Bed||8.5|
| Test Method for Entanglement on Protrusions||8.6|
|Marking and Labeling||9|
|Permanency of Labels and Warnings||10|
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 methods portion in Section 8 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 requirements 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.
D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test
D3574 Test Methods for Flexible Cellular Materials--Slab, Bonded, and Molded Urethane Foams
F1487 Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use
F1821 Consumer Safety Specification for Toddler Beds
bed rail; portable bed rail; Consumer safety specifications (infants/children); Infant materials/applications--specifications; Portable bed rails; Bed rails; Children
ICS Number Code 97.190 (Equipment for children)
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