ASTM F2194 - 13a

    Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and Cradles

    Active Standard ASTM F2194 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.18

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This consumer safety specification covers performance requirements, test methods, and marking requirements to promote safe use of bassinets and cradles.

    1.2 This consumer safety performance specification is intended to minimize the risks of incidents to an infant resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of a bassinet or cradle.

    1.3 This consumer safety performance specification covers products primarily intended to provide sleeping accommodations for an infant up to approximately 5 months in age or when the child begins to push up on hands and knees, whichever comes first. Products used in conjunction with an inclined infant swing or stroller, or products that are intended to provide an inclined sleep surface (head-to-toe direction) of greater than 10° from horizontal while in the rest (non-rocking) position are not covered by this specification.

    1.3.1 Rationale—The addition of developmental criteria was added to the 5-month age grade to accommodate varying motor skills in children.

    Note 1Cradle swings with an incline less than or equal to 10° from horizontal while in the rest (non-rocking) position are covered under the scope of this standard. A sleep product that has an inclined sleeping surface (intended to be greater than 10° from horizontal while in the rest (non-rocking) position) does not fall under the scope of this standard. Strollers that have a carriage/bassinet feature are covered by the stroller/carriage standard when in the stroller use mode. Carriage baskets/bassinets that are removable from the stroller base are covered under the scope of this standard when the carriage basket/bassinet meets the definition of a bassinet/cradle found in 3.1.1. Bassinet/cradle attachments to cribs or play yards, as defined in 3.1.2 or 3.1.13, are included in the scope of the standard when in the bassinet/cradle use mode.

    1.4 No bassinet or cradle produced after the approval date of this consumer safety performance specification shall, either by label or other means, indicate compliance with this specification unless it conforms to all requirements contained herein.

    1.5 This consumer safety performance specification is not intended to address incidents and injuries resulting from alteration or unreasonable abuse or misuse of the product by a child or child care giver.

    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 performance 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.

    CAMI Infant Dummy, Mark II 17.5 lb (7.9 kg)
    FIG. 1 CAMI Infant Dummy, Mark II 17.5 lb (7.9 kg)


    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

    F406 Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards

    F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

    Federal Regulations:‚ÄČ

    16CFR1220 Safety Standard for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs

    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 and Other Articles 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 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

    Other References

    CAMIDummy,MARKII (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.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.190 (Equipment for children)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 56101811(Bassinets or cradles)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F2194

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F2194-13a, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and Cradles, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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