ASTM F381 - 14

    Standard Safety Specification for Components, Assembly, Use, and Labeling of Consumer Trampolines

    Active Standard ASTM F381 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.17

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    Abstract

    This safety specification covers the components, the assembly, and the use of consumer trampolines. This specification is intended to reduce the demonstrated hazards associated with the use of trampolines by consumers in home environments. It is not intended to apply to institutional trampolines. Trampolines that adhere to this specification are not recommended for use by children under six years of age. When a trampoline is offered for sale, it shall include a frame, a bed, a suspension system, frame padding, information packet and suitable markings. A trampoline ladder shall not be included as a component part or within the same packaging. Roller stands shall be included for portable trampolines. Shock attenuation test shall be performed on the frame padding. However, a drop test shall be performed for trampolines without frame padding. Drop test shall be performed on the frame padding, while a survivability drop test shall be performed on the edge system if other than a frame padding. Padding attachment system test shall be performed to determine padding retention.

    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.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This safety specification covers the components, the assembly, and the use of consumer trampolines.

    1.2 This specification is delimited in its application to trampolines of (1) a minimum bed size of 3300 in.2 (21 300 cm2), (2) a minimum height of 20 in. (51 cm), (3) intended for the purpose of continuous, vertical jumping activities and (4) intended for consumer use.

    1.3 This specification is intended (1) to reduce the demonstrated hazards associated with the use of trampolines by consumers; (2) for trampolines used in a home environment by a single user; and (3) not to apply to institutional trampolines or trampolines intended for use on water. Trampolines that adhere to this specification are not recommended for use by children under six years of age.

    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 hazards associated with trampolines. The standard's existence alone will not necessarily prevent injuries. Like other physical activities, trampoline use involves the risk of injury, particularly if the equipment is used improperly.

    1.6 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.

    1.7 This specification includes the following sections and selected subsections.

    Title

    Section Number

    Scope

     

    1

    Referenced Documents

     

    2

    Terminology

     

    3

    Included Components

     

    4

    Materials and Manufacture

     

    5

      Design Requirements

     

    5.2

      Performance Requirements

     

    5.3

    Performance Requirements

     

    6

      Shock Attenuation

     

    6.1

      Drop Test

     

    6.2

       Drop test weight and impactor shape.

     

    6.2.5

       Drop test procedure.

     

    6.2.6

      Padding Attachment System Strength

     

    6.3

       Padding Attachment System Strength Test
       Procedure

     

    6.3.1

      Drop Test for Trampoline Edge Survivability

     

    6.4

       Drop Test Procedure for Trampolines
       Where Frame Padding Is Not Required

     

    6.4.1

      Crush and Shear Points

     

    6.5

      Ultraviolet (UV) Resistant Materials Test

     

    6.6

      Static Load Tests

     

    6.7

       Static Load Test on Trampoline Bed

     

    6.7.1

       Static Load Test on Trampoline Frame

     

    6.7.2

       Procedure for Static Load Tests

     

    6.7.4

    Information Packet:

     

    7

      Packet Marketing and Contents

     

    7.1

      Assembly and Installation Instructions

     

    7.2

      Care and Maintenance Instructions

     

    7.3

      Warning Information

     

    7.4

      Use Instructions

     

    7.5

    Product Marking:

     

    8

      Identification

     

    8.1

      On-Trampoline Warnings

     

    8.2

      Instruction Sign

     

    8.3

    Packaging and Package Marking

     

    9

    Access Devices:

     

    10

      Trampoline Ladders

     

    10.1

      Ladder Warning

     

    10.2

    Keywords

     

    11

    Appendix

     

     



    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

    B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness

    F355 Test Method for Impact Attenuation of Playing Surface Systems and Materials

    F2225 Safety Specification for Consumer Trampoline Enclosures

    AATCC Standard

    AATCCMethod169

    ANSI Standard

    ANSI Z535.4 Product Safety Signs and Labels


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.30 (Indoor sports equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F0381-14

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