ASTM F2613 - 14

    Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Children’s Chairs and Stools

    Active Standard ASTM F2613 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.59

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This consumer safety specification establishes testing requirements for structural integrity and performance requirements for children’s chairs and stools. It also provides requirements for labeling. The standard does not apply to products used in a commercial setting or to products that do not have a rigid frame such as bean bag chairs or foam chairs. This standard does not apply to seats with restraint systems. The term unit or product will refer to a child’s chair or stool.

    1.2 This specification covers a chair or stool intended to be used by a single child who can get in and get out of the product unassisted and with a seat height 15 in. or less, with or without a rocking base.

    1.3 No product produced after the approval date of this consumer safety 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.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test

    F404 Consumer Safety Specification for High Chairs

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

    F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

    F1561 Performance Requirements for Plastic Chairs for Outdoor Use

    Federal Regulations

    16CFR1303 Ban of Lead-Containing Paint and Certain Consumer Products Bearing Lead-Containing Paint

    16CFR1500.3(c)(6)(vi Definition of Flammable Solid

    16CFR1500.48 Technical Requirements for Determining a Sharp Point In Toys and Other Articles Intended 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

    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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.140 (Furniture); 97.190 (Equipment for children)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 56101542(Folding chairs)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F2613-14

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F2613-14, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Children’s Chairs and Stools, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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