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This specification establishes parameters for the design and manufacture of fitness equipment intended for use by individuals age 13 and above. The design and construction requirements for the following are specified: (1) stability, (2) support, (3) edges, corners, and tube ends, and (4) moving parts in accessible areas such as rotating and reciprocating points. The equipment shall meet the guarding, enclosure, and spacing requirements specified for: (1) squeeze, shear, and crush points, (2) adjustment and locking means, (3) handgrips (integral, applied, and rotating) and foot support, (4) load development and transmitting components such as ropes, belts, chains, and other means, and chain or gear drives, and (5) intrinsic, extrinsic, and endurance loading. The documentation shall include the following: assembly instructions, list of equipment parts, operational instructions, and maintenance instructions. Adequate warnings or warning labels alerting users, third parties, and service personnel to hazards associated with use and service of the equipment shall be provided for consumer, commercial, and institutional fitness equipment. The requirements for site-specific labels and user weight restrictions are specified.
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1.1 This specification establishes parameters for the design and manufacture of fitness equipment as defined in 3.1.9.
1.2 It is intended that these fitness products be used in an indoor setting or environment.
1.3 It is the intent of this specification to specify products for use by individuals age 13 and above.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 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.
F1749 Specification for Fitness Equipment and Fitness Facility Safety Signage and Labels
ANSI StandardsANSI B29.1 Precision Power Transmission Roller Chains, Attachments and Sprockets
European StandardsEN 957-1 Stationary Training Equipment-Part 1: General Safety Requirements and Test Methods
ICS Number Code 97.220.30 (Indoor sports equipment)
ASTM F2276-10, Standard Specification for Fitness Equipment, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top