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This consumer safety specification covers performance requirements, test methods, and labeling requirements to promote the safe use of baby changing tables and other changing surfaces such as contoured changing pads and add-on changing units that are sold separately for use on furniture products other than changing tables. The torque, tension, structural integrity, and stability shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed. Each changing table and add-on changing unit or contoured changing pad, sold separately, and its retail package shall be marked or labeled clearly and legibly to indicate the following: name and place of business (city, state, and mailing address, including zip code) or telephone number of either the manufacturer, distributor, or seller; and code mark or other means that identifies the date (month and year as a minimum) of manufacture. Instructions shall be provided with or permanently attached or printed on the changing table, add-on changing unit, or contoured changing pad and shall be easy to read and understand. These instructions shall include information regarding assembly, maintenance, cleaning, and use of the product.
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1.1 This consumer safety specification covers performance requirements, test methods, and labeling requirements to promote the safe use of baby changing tables and other changing surfaces such as contoured changing pads and add-on changing units that are sold separately for use on furniture products other than changing tables.
1.2 This specification covers products sold for domestic use for children up to a weight of 30 lb (13.6 kg).
1.3 Changing tables and other changing products sold separately, such as contoured changing pads and add-on changing units shall meet all applicable performance and labeling requirements.
1.4 No changing table, contoured changing pad, or add-on changing unit produced after the approval date of this specification shall, either by label or other means, indicate compliance with this specification unless it conforms to all applicable requirements contained herein, before, and after all testing.
1.5 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.
1.6 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion in Section 7 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
F406 Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards
F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety
Federal Regulations16CFR1501 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
ICS Number Code 97.190 (Equipment for children)
UNSPSC Code 56101812(Changing tables or accessories)
ASTM F2388-09, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Changing Tables for Domestic Use, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top