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This specification establishes recognized requirements for determining the child resistance of portable gasoline containers intended for use by consumers. The following tests shall be performed: senior adult test; child-resistant test (test subject/selection criteria); child-resistant tests (test failures); sequential test; and senior adult use effectiveness to conform with the specified requirements.
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1.1 This specification establishes recognized requirements for determining the child resistance of portable gasoline, kerosene, and diesel containers intended for use by consumers. This specification does not cover single-trip prepackaged containers.
1.1.1 “Containers” as defined herein means the receptacle for gasoline, kerosene, or diesel fuel, including its spouts, retrofit spouts, caps and other closure mechanisms and components intended for use by consumers. If any such spout, retrofit spout, cap or other closure mechanism is sold separately for use with or on portable gasoline, kerosene, or diesel receptacles, it must be designed to and function in compliance with this specification when installed on any such receptacle.
1.2 This specification includes gas/oil mixtures as commonly used for two-cycle engines.
1.3 This specification includes single- and multi-compartment containers.
1.4 This standard addresses the effectiveness of the child resistance (CR) device only after closure cycling, but does not address closure effectiveness:
1.4.1 When at high or low temperatures,
1.4.2 After thermal aging of polymers,
1.4.3 After exposure to sunlight,
1.4.4 After exposure to intended fuels, and
1.4.5 After physical abuses, such as drops or impacts.
Note 1: Please see for additional information on these exemptions.
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 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.
F852 Specification for Portable Gasoline Containers for Consumer Use
F976 Specification for Portable Kerosene and Diesel Containers for Consumer Use
F2234 Specification for Spill Resistant Fueling Systems for Portable Fuel Containers for Consumer Use
ICS Number Code 23.020.99 (Other fluid storage devices)
UNSPSC Code 24112600(Liquid containers)
ASTM F2517-15, Standard Specification for Determination of Child Resistance of Portable Fuel Containers for Consumer Use, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top