ASTM F2999 - 13

    Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Adult Jewelry

    Active Standard ASTM F2999 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.24

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes requirements and test methods for specified elements and for certain mechanical hazards in adult jewelry. It does not purport to cover every conceivable hazard of adult jewelry. It does not cover product performance or quality, except as related to safety. This specification has no requirements for those aspects of adult jewelry that present an inherent and recognized hazard as part of the function of jewelry.

    1.2 This specification applies only to adult jewelry, as defined in 3.1.1. Children’s Jewelry, which is defined as jewelry designed or intended primarily for use by children 12 and under, is addressed in another ASTM standard, Specification F2923-11.

    1.3 This specification does not apply to the following:

    1.3.1 Accessories (for example, handbags, belts),

    1.3.2 Apparel (except as described in 3.1.1(q)),

    1.3.3 Footwear (except as described in 3.1.1(q)), and

    1.3.4 Any other item whose primary purpose is functional (e.g., keys, key chains, or other items not primarily intended to be worn as a personal item of ornamentation).

    1.4 This consumer safety specification includes the following sections:

    Title

    Section

    Scope

    1

    Referenced Documents

    2

    Terminology

    3

    Intended User Labeling and Warnings

    4

    Specifications for Lead in Adult Jewelry

    5

    Specifications for Adult Body-Piercing Jewelry

    6

    Specifications for Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Chromium, Mercury and Selenium in Paint and Surface Coatings of Adult Jewelry

    7

    Specification for Cadmium in Certain Substrate Materials of Adult Jewelry

    8

    Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Chromium, Mercury and Selenium in Substrates of Adult Jewelry

    9

    Representations Regarding Nickel Exposure in Metal Components of Adult Jewelry

    10

    Phthalates in Adult Jewelry

    11

    Liquid-Filled Jewelry Requirements

    12

    Mechanical Requirements for Adult Jewelry

    13

    Test Methods

    14

    Keywords

    15

    Alternative Test Methods

    Annex A1

    Rationale

    Annex A2


    1.5 The following precautionary statement pertains only to the test methods portion of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with jewelry 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

    E1613 Test Method for Determination of Lead by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES), Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (FAAS), or Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (GFAAS) Techniques

    F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

    F2853 Test Method for Determination of Lead in Paint Layers and Similar Coatings or in Substrates and Homogenous Materials by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Using Multiple Monochromatic Excitation Beams

    F2923 Specification for Consumer Product Safety for Childrens Jewelry

    CPSC Standards

    CPSC-CH-E1001-08,CPS Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Non-Metal Childrens Products

    CPSC-CH-E1002-08,CPS Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Childrens Metal Products (Including Childrens Metal Jewelry)

    CPSC-CH-E1003-09.1 Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Lead (Pb) in Paint and Other Similar Surface Coatings

    CPSC-CH-E1004-11 Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Cadmium (Cd) Extractability from Childrens Metal Jewelry

    EPA Standards

    EPA3050B Acid Digestion of Sediments, Sludges, and Soils

    EPA3051A Microwave Assisted Acid Digestion of Sediments, Sludges, Soils, and Oils

    EPA3052 Microwave Assisted Digestion of Siliceous and Organically Based Matrices

    European Standards

    CR12471:2002 Screening tests for nickel release from alloys and coatings in items that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin

    EN12472:2009 Method for the simulation of wear and corrosion for the detection of nickel release from coated items

    EN1811:2011 Reference test method for release of nickel from all post assemblies which are inserted into pierced parts of the human body and articles intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin

    EN71-3(2002) Safety of toys - Part 3: Migration of certain elements

    Code of Federal Regulations

    16CFR1500.14 Products requiring special labeling under section 3(b) of the act


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 39.060 (Jewellery)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 54100000(Jewelry)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2999-13

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