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    ASTM F462-79(2007)

    Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Slip-Resistant Bathing Facilities (Withdrawn 2016)

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM F462-79(2007) | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.03


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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    This consumer safety specification covered the slip resistance of bathtubs and shower structures or combinations, used for bathing or showering, or both, herein referred to as bathing facilities.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee F15 on Consumer Products, this consumer safety specification was withdrawn in July 2016 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This consumer safety specification covers the slip resistance of bathtubs and shower structures or combinations, used for bathing or showering, or both, herein referred to as bathing facilities.

    1.2 This specification establishes definitions, methods of testing the slip resistance of bathing facilities, and the in-use performance requirements needed to minimize the accidents caused by slipperiness during any reasonable use.

    1.3 This consumer safety specification is intended to describe a means to reduce accidents to persons, especially children and the aged, resulting from the use of bathing facilities.

    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.



    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

    D459 Terminology Relating to Soaps and Other Detergents

    D799 Specification for Liquid Toilet Soap

    Federal Specification

    PS-624g Soap, Toilet, Liquid and Paste


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    DOI: 10.1520/F0462-79R07

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F462-79(2007), Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Slip-Resistant Bathing Facilities (Withdrawn 2016), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.org

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