ASTM WK57087

    New Specification for Less Lethal Chemical Devices

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E54.08 | Committee E54 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1.This specification addresses less lethal chemical irritant sprays and inert training devices used by law enforcement and corrections officers. 1.2.This specification defines requirements for devices containing Oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray (i.e., pepper spray), Orthochlorobenzalmalonitrile (CS) spray (i.e., tear gas), or OC/CS mix. The formulation may be cone, fogger, stream, gel, foam, powder, or smoke. 1.3.This specification does not address incendiary devices or hot gas. 1.4.This specification does not define regulatory requirements for the manufacture of aerosol devices and their component parts. It is the responsibility of product suppliers to ensure that these requirements are met.



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

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    Work Item Status

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    Technical Contact:
    Casandra Robinson

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