ASTM F406 - 13

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

    Active Standard ASTM F406 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.18

    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 non-full-size cribs/play yards, both rigid sided and mesh/fabric assemblies. It also provides requirements for labeling and instructional material. The term unit or product will refer to a non-full-size crib/play yard.

    1.2 This specification covers a framed enclosure with a floor made for the purpose of providing sleeping and playing accommodations for a child who cannot climb out and is less than 35 in. (890 mm) in height. It also covers bassinet, changing table, or similar accessories to a non-full size crib/play yard. These accessories shall also comply with the applicable requirements of ASTM standards addressing those accessories. For example, a changing table that attaches to a play yard shall also comply with the applicable requirements in Specification F2388. This specification does not cover inflatable products.

    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 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 8, of this 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.

    Note 1This consumer safety specification includes the following sections:

    Title

    Section

    Scope

    1

    Referenced Documents

    2

     ASTM Standards

    2.1

     Federal Regulations

    2.4

    Terminology

    3

     Definitions of Terms Specific to This Standard

    3.1

      Conspicuous

    3.1.4

      Cord

    3.1.5

      Corner Post

    3.1.6

      Dropside/Dropgate

    3.1.7

      Dynamic Load

    3.1.8

      Fabric

    3.1.9

      Foldable Side or End

    3.1.10

      Key Structural Elements

    3.1.11

      Manufacturer's Recommended Use Position

    3.1.12

      Mattress

    3.1.13

      Mesh

    3.1.14

      Mesh/Fabric Crib

    3.1.15

      Nonpaper Label

    3.1.18

      Occupant

    3.1.19

      Paper Label

    3.1.20

      Play Yard

    3.1.21

      Protrusion

    3.1.22

      Rigid Sided Crib

    3.1.23

      Seam

    3.1.24

      Static Load

    3.1.25

      Stationary Side

    3.1.26

      Structural Failure

    3.1.28

    Calibration and Standardization

    4

    General Requirements

    5

     Corner Posts

    5.1

     Scissoring, Shearing, or Pinching

    5.6

     Latching and Locking Mechanisms

    5.8

     Openings

    5.9

     Protective Components

    5.10

     Labeling

    5.11

     Stability

    5.12

     Cord/Strap Length

    5.13

     Coil Springs

    5.14

     Entrapment in Accessories

    5.15

     Mattress

    5.16

     Mattress for Rigid Sided Products

    5.17

     Protrusions

    5.18

     Bassinet/Cradle Accessories – Missing
     Accessory Attachment Components


    5.19

     Record Keeping

    5.20

    Performance Requirements for Rigid Sided Units

    6

    D1424 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum (Elmendorf-Type) Apparatus

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

    D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test

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

    F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

    F1004 Consumer Safety Specification for Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures

    F1487 Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use

    F2388 Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Changing Tables for Domestic Use

    EN Standards

    EN12227–1:1999 Playpens for Domestic Use

    EN716–1:1995 Cots and Folding Cots for Domestic Use

    ISO Standard

    IS08124-1:2000 Safety Aspects Related to Mechanical and Physical Properties


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.30 (Indoor sports equipment); 97.220.40 (Outdoor and water sports equipment); 97.190 (Equipment for children)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 56101804(Cribs or playpens or accessories)


    DOI: 10.1520/F0406-13

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