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This consumer safety specification covers the requirements and test methods to promote safe use of infant and infant/toddler rockers by both occupants and caregivers. It is intended to minimize the risk of injury or death associated with a child’s use of an infant or infant/toddler rocker. The specific hazards addressed by this specification are product disassembly/collapse, stability, and falls from elevated surfaces. Intended occupants for infant rockers are infants who have not developed the ability to sit up unassisted (approximately 0-6 months of age), and infant/toddler rockers with an extended use with occupants until toddler age (approximately 2.5 years of age). Both infant and infant/toddler rockers include a restraint system. This specification does not address positions or modes on products that recline to 10 degrees or less above the horizontal or are intended primarily for sleeping. Also excluded from this specification are rockers intended for toddler only use without a restraint system, hand-held infant carriers or inclined sleep products that have the ability to rock or have a rocking mode. Test methods include seat angles test and cover single action release mechanisms, restraint system, stability, static slip resistance, structural integrity, disassembly/collapse, toy bar attachment integrity, permanency of labels and warnings, and protective components. Requirements for marking and labeling are also covered by this specification.
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1.1 This consumer safety specification covers establishment of requirements, test methods, and marking requirements to promote safe use of the rocker by an occupant and a caregiver.
1.2 For purposes of this consumer safety specification, an infant rocker or infant/toddler rocker is a freestanding product intended to support an occupant in a seated, reclined position and to facilitate rocking by the occupant with the aid of a caregiver or by other means. Intended occupants for infant rockers are infants who have not developed the ability to sit up unassisted (approximately 0 to 6 months of age), and infant/toddler rockers have an extended use with occupants until toddler age (approximately 21/2 years of age). Both infant and infant/toddler rockers include a restraint system.
1.3 This specification does not cover positions or modes on products that recline to 10° or less above the horizontal or are intended primarily for sleeping. If the rocker can be converted into a product for which an ASTM standard consumer safety specification exists, the product shall meet the applicable requirements of that standard. For example, a rocker that converts to a bassinet shall also comply with the applicable requirements of Consumer Safety Specification when in a bassinet mode. This specification does not cover rockers intended for toddler only use without a restraint system, hand-held infant carriers or inclined sleep products that have the ability to rock or have a rocking mode.
1.4 This consumer safety specification is intended to minimize the risk of injury to an occupant resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse or abuse of an infant or infant/toddler rocker.
1.5 No rocker 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.
1.6 This consumer safety specification is not intended to address incidents and injuries resulting from the interaction of other persons with the occupant in the product or the incidents resulting from abuse or misuse by other children.
1.7 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.
1.8 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. , of this consumer safety specification:
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test
F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety
F2050 Consumer Safety Specification for Hand-Held Infant Carriers
F2167 Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Bouncer Seats
F2194 Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and Cradles
Federal Regulations16 CFR 1303 16 CFR 1500.50-.52 16 CFR 1501 Method for Identifying Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under Three Years of Age Which Present Choking, Aspiration or Ingestion Hazards Because of Small Parts
ICS Number Code 97.190 (Equipment for children)
UNSPSC Code 56101811(Bassinets or cradles)
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ASTM F3084-16, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant and Infant/Toddler Rockers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top