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    ASTM F3176 - 20

    Standard Specification for Special Needs Shopping Carts

    Active Standard ASTM F3176 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.56

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This standard covers performance requirements, test methods, and marking/labeling requirements for special needs shopping carts.

    1.2 This standard is intended to address special needs shopping carts for use by children and adults with special needs.

    1.3 This standard does not include any provisions for the use of infant carriers on the special needs shopping cart.

    1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7, of this standard. 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.

    1.5 This standard is not intended to address restraint systems. It is the manufacturers’ responsibility to determine whether or not a restraint system is required.

    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.

    European EN Standards

    EN 1929-3: 2005 Sec. 5.11 Test for the impact or the caster mounting points

    EN 1929-3: 2005 Sec. 5.4 Goods carrying facility strength test

    EN 1929-3: 2005 Sec. 5.5

    EN 1929-3: 2005 Sec. 5.7 Base strength test

    EN 1929-3: 2005 Sec. 5.9 Measurement of the force required for setting in motion

    ASTM Standards

    D3359 Test Methods for Rating Adhesion by Tape Test


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3176-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3176-20, Standard Specification for Special Needs Shopping Carts, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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