ASTM F2654 - 16(2020)

    Standard Specification for Airsoft Gun Warnings

    Active Standard ASTM F2654 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.27

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07

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    This specification covers low energy air guns (LEAG), commonly referred to as airsoft guns, air soft guns, or soft air guns, or any combination thereof, which propel a low energy air gun projectile. Non-powder guns, paintball markers, toy products, non-recreational guns such as those used by law enforcement, scientific, or military agencies are not covered by this specification. The appropriate warnings and instructions that are to be provided for literature, labels, packages, and procedures for safe use of low energy air guns are addressed in this specification. Literature shall be provided with each low energy air gun and shall include, as applicable, the prescribed instructions and cautionary statements. Packaging shall be labeled in a prominent and conspicuous manner as prescribed. Safety disclaimers shall not be used which dilute or negate the effectiveness of the warnings provided for in these instructions, labeling, and marking requirements.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers airsoft guns, air soft guns, or soft air guns, or any combination thereof, which propel a low energy air gun projectile, as defined in 3.1.2 and meeting the requirements in Specification F2748. These devices are also known as low energy air guns (LEAG).

    1.2 Limitations—This specification does not cover the following categories of gun products: Products covered by Specifications F589 (non-powder guns), F2272 (paintball markers), F2573 (toy products), and F2574 (non-recreational guns such as those used by law enforcement, scientific, or military agencies).

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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

    F589 Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Powder Guns

    F2272 Specification for Paintball Markers

    F2573 Specification for Low Velocity Resilient Material Projectile

    F2574 Specification for Low Velocity Projectile Marker

    F2679 Specification for 6 mm Projectiles Used with Airsoft Guns

    F2748 Specification for Airsoft Guns

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 95.060 (Weapons)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F2654-16R20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2654-16(2020), Standard Specification for Airsoft Gun Warnings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020,

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