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1.1 This consumer safety specification covers minimum safety performance requirements, test methods, and requirements for labeling and instructional material to minimize hazards to young children resulting from the normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse and abuse of expansion gates and expandable enclosures.
1.2 Products known as expansion gates and expandable enclosures, or by any other name, which are in the scope of this consumer safety specification are intended for young children aged six months through 24 months, and are defined in Section .
1.3 Expansion gates and expandable enclosures defined in Section are for domestic use and are not to be confused with other types of gates or enclosures that may be specifically designed for commercial, institutional, agricultural, pet use, or any other such use.
1.4 No expansion gate or expandable enclosure as defined in Section , that is, produced after the approval date of this consumer safety specification either by label or other means, shall indicate compliance with this specification unless it conforms to all the requirements contained herein.
1.5 For expediency, expansion gates and expandable enclosures as defined in Section will heretofore be referred to in this consumer safety specification as “gates” and “enclosures” unless referred to definitively.
1.6 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.
1.7 The following pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 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. , of this specification.
1.8 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.
D3359 Test Methods for Rating Adhesion by Tape Test
F406 Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards
F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety
ANSI StandardsANSI Z535.1 American National Standard for Safety Colors ANSI Z535.4 American National Standard for Product Safety Signs and Labels ANSI Z535.6 American National Standard: Product Safety Information in Product Manuals, Instructions, and Other Collateral Materials
Federal Regulations16 CFR 1303 16 CFR 1500 16 CFR 1501 Method for Identifying Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under Three Years of Age Which Present Choking, Aspiration, or Ingestion Hazards Because of Small Parts
British StandardBS4125 Specification for Safety Requirements for Child Safety Barriers for Domestic Use
ICS Number Code 97.190 (Equipment for children)
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ASTM F1004-21, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.orgBack to Top