Active Standard ASTM F2573 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.24
Book of Standards Volume: 15.07
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This specification covers critical characteristics of low velocity resilient material projectiles made from a resilient material. Material diameter, shape, projectile hardness, and weight shall conform to the dimensions indicated in this specification. This specification establishes minimum warning information, instructions, and package labeling for safety.
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1.1 This specification covers critical characteristics of low velocity resilient material projectiles (herein referred to as LVRM projectiles) made of a resilient material, and shall have a diameter no smaller than 20 mm (0.7874 in) and no greater than 30 mm (1.18 in.), with a hardness no greater than 75 Shore 00 in accordance with Specification D2240. This specification helps define whether a projectile is suitable for use with a low velocity projectile marker (herein referred to as LVP marker as defined in Specification F2574). The weight of the LVRM projectile is not to exceed 4.0 g. Furthermore, this specification establishes minimum warning and package labeling to help ensure that the LVRM projectiles are used in a safe manner and that the risk of injury is reduced.
1.2 A LVRM projectile is not a paintball as defined in Section 2.1.2 of Specification F1979.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 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 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.
ANSI StandardZ535.1 Safety Color Code
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety
F1776 Specification for Eye Protective Devices for Paintball Sports
F1979 Specification for Paintballs Used in the Sport of Paintball
F2574 Specification for Low Velocity Projectile Marker
Federal Standards16CFR1500 Hazardous Substance Act Regulations
ICS Number Code 97.220.99 (Other sports equipment and facilities)