ASTM F2729 - 12

    Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Constant Air Inflatable Play Devices for Home Use

    Active Standard ASTM F2729 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.61

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    Abstract

    This consumer safety specification establishes performance requirements, test methods, and labeling requirements to promote the safe use of constant air inflatable play devices for private home use intended for children aged from 2 to 12 years. It aims to reduce the risk of death and minimize serious injury to children resulting from use of constant air inflatable play devices for home use. The marking and labelling section of this specification covers constant air inflatable play devices for home use that incorporate water play features and are intended to hold water for wading or water recreational purposes.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    Significance and Use

    1. Scope

    1.1 This consumer safety specification establishes performance requirements, test methods, and labeling requirements to promote the safe use of constant air inflatable play devices for private home use. Constant air inflatable play devices for home use that incorporate water play features and do not retain water are not considered as portable pools. Constant air inflatable play devices for home use that incorporate water play features and are intended to hold water for wading or water recreational purposes are applicable to the marking and labeling section of this specification. This specification does not apply to stored air inflatable swimming pools or sealed inflatable devices whether or not they retain water.

    1.2 This consumer safety specification provides safety requirements for various types of constant air inflatable play devices for home use intended for children aged from two (2) years through twelve (12) years.

    1.3 This consumer safety specification is intended to reduce the risk of death and minimize serious injury to children resulting from use of constant air inflatable play devices for home use.

    1.4 No constant air inflatable play devices for home use 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 requirements contained herein. The following statement is suggested for use in identifying a product that conforms to all requirements in this specification:

    1.4.1 “This product conforms to ASTM F2729, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Constant Air Inflatable Play Device for Home Use.”

    1.5 The test values and dimensions stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The inch-pound values in parenthesis, when given, are for information only.

    1.6 General Measures, Tolerances, and Conversions:

    1.6.1 The general tolerances for this specification (unless otherwise specified) are as follows:

    Dimension Tolerance

    X ± 12.7 mm (X ± 0.5 in.)

    X.X ± 1.27 mm (X.X ± 0.05 in.)

    X.XX ± 0.127 mm (X.XX ± 0.005 in.)

    These tolerances still apply to a dimension even when terms like greater than, less than, minimum, or maximum are used.

    1.6.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only.

    1.6.3 The conversion factor from SI to inch-pound units is 25.4 mm = 1 in., and 0.45359 kg = 1 lb.

    1.7 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion of this consumer safety 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 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

    D1683 Test Method for Failure in Sewn Seams of Woven Apparel Fabrics

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness

    D5034 Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)

    F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

    Federal Regulations

    16CFR1505 Requirements for Electrically Operated Toys or Other Electrically Operated Articles Intended for Use By Children

    Other

    UL507 UL Standard for Safety Electric Fans Available from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), 333 Pfingsten Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062-2096, http://www.ul.com.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.200.50 (Toys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 49241500(Playground equipment)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2729-12

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