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    ASTM F2999 - 19

    Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Adult Jewelry

    Active Standard ASTM F2999 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.24

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes requirements and test methods for specified elements and for certain mechanical hazards in adult jewelry. It does not purport to cover every conceivable hazard of adult jewelry. It does not cover product performance or quality, except as related to safety. This specification has no requirements for those aspects of adult jewelry that present an inherent and recognized hazard as part of the function of jewelry.

    1.2 This specification applies only to adult jewelry, as defined in 3.1.3. Children’s Jewelry, which is defined as jewelry designed or intended primarily for use by children 12 and under, is addressed in another ASTM standard, Specification F2923.

    1.3 This specification does not apply to the following:

    1.3.1 Accessories (for example, handbags, belts),

    1.3.2 Apparel (except as described in 3.1.1(q)),

    1.3.3 Footwear (except as described in 3.1.1(q)), and

    1.3.4 Any other item whose primary purpose is functional (e.g., 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




    Intended User Labeling and Warnings


    Specifications for Lead in Adult Jewelry


    Specifications for Adult Body-Piercing Jewelry


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


    Specification for Cadmium in Certain Substrate Materials of Adult Jewelry


    Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Chromium, Mercury and Selenium in Substrates of Adult Jewelry


    Representations Regarding Nickel Exposure in Metal Components of Adult Jewelry


    Specifications for Phthalates in Adult Jewelry


    Liquid-Filled Jewelry Requirements


    Mechanical Requirements for Adult Jewelry


    Test Methods





    Annex A1

    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 jewelry 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

    F2923 Specification for Consumer Product Safety for Childrens Jewelry

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 39.060 (Jewellery)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 54100000(Jewelry)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F2999-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2999-19, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Adult Jewelry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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