ASTM WK60454

    New Specification for Torch Fuel and Lamp Oil packaging

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    WK60454

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification is intended to set forth the packaging requirements for lamp fuel and torch fuel intended for indoor or outdoor consumer use which include 10% or more low viscosity hydrocarbons and a closed cup flash point 37.8C (100F) per ASTM D56 1.2 This packaging specification is intended to set forth design and performance requirements related to packaging, closures and product labeling. 1.3 This specification applies to pourable lamp fuel and torch fuel containers with a rated capacity of less than 5 gallons intended for household use. 1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, is 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

    Fuel; Torch; Oil; Lamp; Petroleum; Distillate; Opaque; Packaging; Container; Closure; hydrocarbons;

    Rationale

    This consumer safety specification addresses torch and lamp fuel incidents that were identified by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). In response to the incident data compiled by the CPSC, this consumer safety specification attempts to minimize the hazards associated with the color and design of the packaging of torch and lamp fuel.

    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:
    09-08-2017

    Technical Contact:
    Bill Tobin

    Item:
    021

    Ballot:
    F15 (20-06)

    Status:
    Negative Votes Need Resolution