ASTM F2088 - 20

    Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant and Cradle Swings

    Active Standard ASTM F2088 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This consumer safety specification establishes safety performance requirements, test methods, and labeling requirements to minimize the hazards to infants presented by swings as identified in the introduction.

    1.2 This consumer safety specification is intended to minimize the risk of injuries to infants resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse or abuse of swings. It is not intended to address all incidents and injuries resulting from the interaction of other persons with the infant in the swing.

    1.3 This consumer safety specification covers products with a powered mechanism used for the purpose of providing a swinging or gliding seat in any direction relative to the frame (that is, front to back, side to side, arc, etc.) for a child who cannot climb out of the product. The powered mechanism can be through batteries, AC adapter, wind-up mechanism, or other means. This specification does not cover products that are intended to provide sleeping accommodations for the occupant.

    1.4 No swing produced after the approval date of this consumer safety specification shall, either by label or other means, indicate compliance with this specification unless it conforms to all requirements contained herein.

    1.5 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.

    1.6 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 7, of this specification: 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.

    1.7 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.

    ASTM Standards

    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

    F2194 Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and Cradles


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.190 (Equipment for children)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F2088-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2088-20, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant and Cradle Swings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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