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This specification establishes the installation, safety, performance, and labeling requirements for devices intended to address the risk of injury and death associated with accidental falls from windows by children five years old and younger. It applies to window fall prevention devices that are to be used on any window, including those that are designated for emergency escape (egress) and rescue (ingress). It is, however, not intended to meet the unique requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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1.1 This specification establishes requirements for devices intended to address the risk of injury and death associated with accidental falls through open windows by children five years old and younger.
1.2 This specification is not intended to meet the unique requirements of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
1.3 This specification applies to window fall prevention devices, including window opening control devices, window fall prevention screens, and fall prevention window guards, that are to be used on any windows, including those that are designated for emergency escape (egress) and rescue (ingress).
Note 1—A separate safety specification, Safety Specification F2006, covers window fall prevention devices for non-emergency escape (egress) and rescue (ingress) windows in installations more than 75 ft (23 m) above ground level in multiple family dwelling buildings since windows at these heights are beyond the reach of rescue ladders currently in use.
1.4 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.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all 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 to 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.
F977 Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Walkers
F1487 Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use
F2006 Safety Specification for Window Fall Prevention Devices for Non-Emergency Escape (Egress) and Rescue (Ingress) Windows,
Code of Federal RegualtionsCPSC 16 CFR Chapter 11 (1-1-87 Edition) Part 1201 Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials
AAMA StandardsAAMA 902 Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances
ANSI StandardsANSI/SMA 1201-2002 Specification for Insect Screens for Windows, Sliding Doors and Swinging Doors
ICS Number Code 91.060.50 (Doors and windows)
UNSPSC Code 30171600(Windows)
ASTM F2090-10, Standard Specification for Window Fall Prevention Devices With Emergency Escape (Egress) Release Mechanisms, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top