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    ASTM F2057-17

    Standard Safety Specification for Clothing Storage Units


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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 free-standing clothing storage units, such as chests, door chests and dressers, over 30 in. (762 mm) in height.

    1.2 This safety specification does not cover shelving units, such as bookcases or entertainment furniture, office furniture, dining room furniture, jewelry armoires, underbed drawer storage units or built-in units intended to be permanently attached to the building.

    1.3 This safety specification is intended to cover children up to and including age five.2

    1.4 This safety specification replaces PS 110–98.

    1.5 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.

    1.6 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test procedure portion, Section 7, 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    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/F2057-17

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    ASTM F2057-17, Standard Safety Specification for Clothing Storage Units, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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