ASTM F2090-01

    Specification for Window Fall Prevention Devices With Emergency Escape (Egress) Release Mechanisms

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes requirements for devices intended to address the risk of injury and death associated with accidental falls from windows by children five years old and younger.

    1.2 This specification is not intended to meet the unique requirements of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

    1.3 This specification applies to window fall prevention devices that are to be used on any windows, including those that are designated for emergency escape (egress) and rescue (ingress).

    Note 1—A separate safety specification, Safety Specification F 2006, covers window fall prevention devices for non-emergency escape (egress) and rescue (ingress) windows in installations more than 75 feet (23 m) above ground level in multiple family dwelling buildings.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all 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 to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI values given in parentheses are for information only.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    Code of Federal Regulations

    16 CFR 1500.53 Test Methods for Simulating Use and Abuse of Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Over 36 But Not Over 96 Months of Age, (f)(3) Testing Procedure

    16 CFR 1508.6(b) Requirements for Full-Size Baby Cribs

    CPSC 16 CFR Chapter 11 (1-1-87 Edition) Part 1201 Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials

    ANSI Standards

    ANSI/SMA 1201 Specification for Insect Screens for Windows, Sliding Doors and Swinging Doors

    ANSI Z535.4 Product Safety Signs and Labels

    ANSI Z535.6

    ANSI Z97.1

    AAMA Standards

    AAMA 902 Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances

    ASTM Standards

    F977 Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Walkers

    F1487 Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use

    F2006 Safety Specification for Window Fall Prevention Devices for Non-Emergency Escape (Egress) and Rescue (Ingress) Windows

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.060.50 (Doors and windows)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F2090-01

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2090-01, Specification for Window Fall Prevention Devices With Emergency Escape (Egress) Release Mechanisms, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2001,

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