ASTM F2057-04

    Standard Safety Specification for Chests, Door Chests, and Dressers


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This safety specification is intended to reduce injuries and deaths of children from hazards associated with tipover of clothing storage units.

    1.2 This safety specification covers chests, drawer chests, chests of drawers, dressers, and bureaus only (see Section 2).

    1.3 This safety specification does not cover shelving units, such as bookcases or entertainment centers, night stands, or under-bed drawer storage units.

    1.4 This safety specification does not cover any items 30 in. or less in height.

    1.5 This safety specification is intended to cover children up to and including age five.

    1.6 This safety specification replaces PS 110-98.

    1.7 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test procedure portion, Section 4, of this safety 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

    D3359 Test Methods for Rating Adhesion by Tape Test

    F2598 Consumer Safety Specification for Clothing Storage Chests

    F3096 Performance Specification for Tipover Restraint(s) Used with Clothing Storage Unit(s)

    Other Standards

    ANSI Z535.4 American National Standard for Product Safety Signs and Labels Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.140 (Furniture); 97.190 (Equipment for children)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 56101509(Dressers or armoires); 56101516(Chests)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F2057-04

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    ASTM F2057-04, Standard Safety Specification for Chests, Door Chests, and Dressers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004, www.astm.org

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