ASTM F2999 - 14

    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


    Phthalates in Adult Jewelry


    Liquid-Filled Jewelry Requirements


    Mechanical Requirements for Adult Jewelry


    Test Methods




    Alternative Test Methods

    Annex A1


    Annex A2

    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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    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

    F2853 Test Method for Determination of Lead in Paint Layers and Similar Coatings or in Substrates and Homogenous Materials by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Using Multiple Monochromatic Excitation Beams

    F2923 Specification for Consumer Product Safety for Childrens Jewelry

    Code of Federal Regulations

    16 CFR 1500.14 Products requiring special labeling under section 3(b) of the act

    CPSC Standards

    CPSC-CH-E1001-08 Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Non-Metal Childrens Products

    CPSC-CH-E1002-08 Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Childrens Metal Products (Including Childrens Metal Jewelry)

    CPSC-CH-E1003-09 Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Lead (Pb) in Paint and Other Similar Surface Coatings

    CPSC-CH-E1004-11 Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Cadmium (Cd) Extractability from Childrens Metal Jewelry

    EPA Standards

    EPA 3050B Acid Digestion of Sediments, Sludges, and Soils

    EPA 3051A Microwave Assisted Acid Digestion of Sediments, Sludges, Soils, and Oils

    EPA 3052 Microwave Assisted Digestion of Siliceous and Organically Based Matrices

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 39.060 (Jewellery)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 54100000(Jewelry)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F2999-14

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2999-14, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Adult Jewelry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014,

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