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    ASTM F3118 - 17a

    Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Inclined Sleep Products

    Active Standard ASTM F3118 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.18

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This consumer safety specification establishes safety performance requirements, test methods, and labeling requirements to minimize the hazards to infants presented by infant inclined sleep products as identified in the introduction.

    1.2 This consumer safety specification is intended to minimize the risk of injuries to infants resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse or abuse of infant inclined sleep products.

    1.3 This consumer safety performance specification covers a free standing product with an inclined sleep surface primarily intended and marketed to provide sleeping accommodations for an infant up to 5 months old or when the infant begins to roll over or pull up on sides, whichever comes first. It also covers a smaller product intended for newborns up to 3 months old or when newborn begins to wiggle out of position or turn over in the product or weighs more than 15 lb (6.8 kg), whichever comes first. It also covers infant and newborn inclined sleep product accessories, which are attached to, or supported by, another product with the same age or abilities, or both, as the free standing products. If the inclined sleep product can be converted into a product for which another ASTM standard consumer safety specification exists, the product shall meet the applicable requirements of that standard. For example, an inclined sleep product that can have the recline angle adjusted below 10° shall also comply with the applicable requirements of Consumer Safety Specification F2194.

    1.4 No infant inclined sleep product 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.

    1.5 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7, of this consumer safety 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.

    ANSI Standards

    ANSI Z535.4 Product Safety Signs and Labels

    ANSI Z535.6

    Other References

    CAMI Infant Dummy Mark II (see )

    Federal Standards

    16 CFR Part 1303

    16 CFR Part 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


    1500.49 Technical Requirements for Determining a Sharp Metal or Glass Edge in Toys or Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under Eight Years of Age

    1500.51 Test Methods for Simulating Use and Abuse of Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children 18 Months of Age or Less

    ASTM Standards

    D3359 Test Methods for Rating Adhesion by Tape Test

    F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

    F2194 Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and Cradles

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.190 (Equipment for children)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F3118-17A

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3118-17a, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Inclined Sleep Products, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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