ASTM WK27246

    New Specification for Eye Protective Devices for Airsoft Sports

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    WK27246

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification applies to eye protective devices (EPDs) designed for use by participants in the sport of airsoft with 6-mm airsoft projectiles. These EPDs are designed to minimize or significantly reduce injury to the eye and adnexa as a result of impact and penetration of airsoft projectiles. 1.2 When airsoft guns are used for target practice with a paper or gel target and a backstop sufficient to prevent ricochet, shooters may wear eye protection (shooting glasses) appropriate for use with firearms, ball bullet (BB) guns or airguns that meet ANSI Z87.1. The balance of this specification applies to EPDs designed for use by participants in tactical sports using airsoft guns. 1.3 EPDs meeting the requirements of this specification offer protection to the eyes and adnexa and not necessarily to any other parts of the head. 1.4 UnitsThe values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. 1.5 This specification does not limit the wearing of eyeglasses or contact lenses when used in conjunction with the EPD. 1.6 The following information is provided for the laboratory conducting the test for the protection of their personnel: 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.


    Keywords

    airsoft; airsoft sports; EPD; eye protective device; eye protector; goggles; low-energy air guns

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    01-21-2010

    Technical Contact:
    Michael Lukas

    Item:
    022

    Ballot:
    F08 (14-03)

    Status:
    Negative Votes Need Resolution