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    ASTM F1918 - 21

    Standard Safety Performance Specification for Soft Contained Play Equipment

    Active Standard ASTM F1918 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.36

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This safety performance specification provides safety and performance standards for soft contained play equipment. Its purpose is to reduce the potential for life-threatening and debilitating injuries.

    1.2 The range of users encompassed by this safety performance specification is the 5th percentile 2 year old to the 95th percentile 12 year old.

    1.3 Public playground equipment, home playground equipment, sports equipment, amusement rides, fitness equipment not part of the play system, water-related attractions and devices, and toys and juvenile products are not included in this specification.

    1.4 This specification does not address accessibility, except as it pertains to safety issues not covered in The Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).2

    1.5 This safety performance specification includes the following sections:











    Referenced Documents






    General Requirements



    Materials and Manufacture



    Performance Requirements



    Requirements for Access/Egress






    Areas Outside Equipment



    Structural Integrity






    Fire Safety







    Annex A1

    1.6 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.

    Federal Standards

    16 CFR 1500 Hazardous Substances Act Regulations, including Sections:1500.48 Technical Requirements for determining a Sharp Point in Toys and other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under 8 Years of Age.1500.49 Technical Requirements for Determining a Sharp Metal or Glass Edge in Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under 8 Years of Age.

    16 CFR Part 1303 Ban of Lead-Containing Paint and Certain Consumer Products Bearing Lead-Containing Paint

    16 CFR Section 1501 Method for Identifying Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under 3 Years of Age Which Present Choking, Aspiration or Ingestion Hazards Because of Small Parts

    36 CFR Part 1191 Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)

    Americans With Disabilities Act, Public Law 101336:28 CFR 35 Title II, Subtitle A28 CFR 36 Title III, Appendix A

    ASTM Standards

    E648 Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor-Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source

    F1077 Guide for Selection of Committee F16 Fastener Specifications

    F1292 Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surfacing Materials Within the Use Zone of Playground Equipment

    F1487 Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.200.40 (Playgrounds); 97.220.01 (Sports equipment and facilities in general)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F1918-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM F1918-21, Standard Safety Performance Specification for Soft Contained Play Equipment, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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