This specification covers low energy air guns (LEAG), commonly referred to as airsoft guns, air soft guns, or soft air guns, or any combination thereof, which propel a low energy air gun projectile. Non-powder guns, paintball markers, toy products, non-recreational guns such as those used by law enforcement, scientific, or military agencies are not covered by this specification. The appropriate warnings and instructions that are to be provided for literature, labels, packages, and procedures for safe use of low energy air guns are addressed in this specification. Literature shall be provided with each low energy air gun and shall include, as applicable, the prescribed instructions and cautionary statements. Packaging shall be labeled in a prominent and conspicuous manner as prescribed. Safety disclaimers shall not be used which dilute or negate the effectiveness of the warnings provided for in these instructions, labeling, and marking requirements.
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1.1 This specification covers low energy air guns (LEAG), commonly referred to as airsoft guns, air soft guns, or soft air guns, or any combination thereof, which propel a low energy air gun projectile, as defined in 3.3.
1.2 Limitations - This specification does not cover the following categories of gun products: Products covered by Specifications F 589 (non-powder guns), F 2272 (paintball markers), F 2573 (toy products), and F 2574 (non-recreational guns such as those used by law enforcement, scientific, or military agencies).
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 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.
F589 Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Powder Guns
F2272 Specification for Paintball Markers
F2573 Specification for Low Velocity Resilient Material Projectile
F2574 Specification for Low Velocity Projectile Marker
air soft; airsoft; low energy air gun; low energy air gun projectile; low energy air gun warnings; soft air;
ICS Number Code 95.020 (Military engineering. Military affairs. Weapons)
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