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    ASTM F1561-03(2014)

    Standard Performance Requirements for Plastic Chairs for Outdoor Use (Withdrawn 2019)

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM F1561-03(2014) | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.33


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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    These requirements establish nationally recognized performance requirements for Class A (residential) and Class B (nonresidential) plastic chairs intended for outdoor use.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee F15 on Consumer Products, these performance requirements were withdrawn in December 2019 and replaced by Performance Requirements F1838 for Adult and Childrens Plastic Chairs for Outdoor Use.1

    1. Scope

    1.1 These requirements establish nationally recognized performance requirements for Class A (residential) and Class B (nonresidential) plastic chairs intended for outdoor use.

    1.2 These requirements do not address conditions that affect the performance of the chair beyond the manufacturing site.

    1.3 These requirements are not applicable to chaises, multipositional chairs, upholstered chairs, or other types of furniture.

    1.4 These requirements cover the physical performance of product regarding the aspects of outdoor weathering, impact, static load, and rear leg testing.

    1.5 Products may be manufactured from recycled plastics as long as the performance requirements are met.

    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 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.



    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

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D2565 Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications

    D4329 Practice for Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Lamp Apparatus Exposure of Plastics

    D5033 Guide for Development of ASTM Standards Relating to Recycling and Use of Recycled Plastics

    G23 Practice for Operating Light-Exposure Apparatus (Carbon-Arc Type) With and Without Water for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials


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    DOI: 10.1520/F1561-03R14

    Citation Format

    ASTM F1561-03(2014), Standard Performance Requirements for Plastic Chairs for Outdoor Use (Withdrawn 2019), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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