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    ASTM F2923 - 20

    Standard Specification for Consumer Product Safety for Children’s Jewelry

    Active Standard ASTM F2923 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.24

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11

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    This specification establishes requirements and test methods for specified elements and certain mechanical hazards in children's jewelry. It also includes recommendations for age labelling and warnings, as well as guidelines on identifying the primary intended users, namely children or adults. The specification also lists the lead content limits for children's jewelry, the materials that are excluded from the lead limits in children's jewelry, and the approved materials for children's body piercing jewelry.

    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 establishes requirements and test methods for specified elements and certain mechanical hazards in children’s jewelry. It also includes recommendations for age labeling and warnings, and guidelines on identifying the primary intended users (children or adults). It does not purport to cover every conceivable hazard of children’s jewelry. It does not cover product performance or quality, except as related to safety. This specification has no requirements for those aspects of children’s jewelry that present an inherent and recognized hazard as part of the function of jewelry, such as small parts. This specification establishes requirements recognizing that not all jewelry is appropriate for all age groups. Jewelry is not recommended for young children 3 and under absent close parental supervision.

    1.2 This specification applies only to jewelry, as defined in 3.2.1, which is designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age and younger, as defined in 3.2.2. Children’s jewelry is a product principally designed and intended as an ornament worn by a child. This includes a product or a component of the product intended to be removed and worn by a child as an item of ornamentation (that is, a shoe charm that can be placed on a bracelet). Adult jewelry, which is defined as jewelry designed and intended for use primarily by those over age 12, is covered by another ASTM standard, Consumer Safety Specification F2999.

    1.3 This specification does not apply to the following:

    1.3.1 Toy jewelry or any other products that are intended for use by a child when the child plays (that is, a necklace worn by a doll or stuffed animal; novelty jewelry with play value);2

    1.3.2 Accessories (that is, Handbags, Belts);

    1.3.3 Apparel (except as described in 3.2.1(p));

    1.3.4 Footwear (except as described in 3.2.1(p));

    1.3.5 Any other item whose primary purpose is functional (that is, keys, key chains, or other items not primarily intended to be worn as a personal item of ornamentation).

    1.4 This consumer safety specification includes the following sections:





    Referenced Documents






    Specifications for Lead in Children’s Jewelry


    Specifications for Children’s Body-Piercing Jewelry


    Specifications for Antimony, Arsenic, Barium,
    Cadmium, Chromium, Mercury and
    Selenium in Paint and Surface Coatings
    of Children’s Jewelry


    Specifications for Cadmium in Substrate Materials
    of Children’s Jewelry


    Specification for Nickel in Metal Components
    of Children’s Jewelry


    Specification for Phthalates in Plasticized Components of Children’s Jewelry


    Specifications for Liquid-Filled Children’s Jewelry


    Mechanical Requirements for Children’s Jewelry


    Test Methods





    Annex A1


    Appendix X1

    1.5 The following precautionary statement pertains only to the test methods portion 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.

    1.6 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.

    ASTM Standards

    E1613 Test Method for Determination of Lead by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES), Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (FAAS), or Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (GFAAS) Techniques

    F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

    F2999 Consumer Safety Specification for Adult Jewelry

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 39.060 (Jewellery); 97.190 (Equipment for children)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code

    Referencing This Standard
    Link Here
    Link to Active (This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.)

    DOI: 10.1520/F2923-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2923-20, Standard Specification for Consumer Product Safety for Children’s Jewelry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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