ASTM F3343 - 19a

    Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Bathers

    Active Standard ASTM F3343 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This consumer safety specification establishes performance requirements, test methods, and labeling requirements to promote the safe use of infant bathers.

    1.2 This consumer safety specification is intended to reduce the risk of death and minimize injury to infants resulting from use and reasonably foreseeable misuse or abuse of infant bathers.

    1.3 No infant bather 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.

    1.4 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.

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

    Federal Regulations

    16 CFR 1303 Ban of Lead-Containing Paint and Certain Consumer Products Bearing Lead Containing Paint

    16 CFR 1500.48 Technical Requirements for Determining a Sharp Point in Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under 8 Years of Age

    16 CFR 1500.49 Technical Requirements for Determining a Sharp Metal or Glass Edge in Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under 8 Years of Age

    16 CFR 1500 Federal Hazardous Substances Act Regulations

    16 CFR 1501 Method for Identifying Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under 3 Years of Age Which Present Choking, Aspiration, or Ingestion Hazards Because of Small Parts

    ASTM Standards

    D1683/D1683M Test Method for Failure in Sewn Seams of Woven Fabrics

    D3359 Test Methods for Rating Adhesion by Tape Test

    F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

    F2088 Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Swings

    F2167 Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Bouncer Seats

    F2670 Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Bath Tubs

    ANSI Standards

    ANSI Z535.1 Safety Colors

    ANSI Z535.4

    ANSI Z535.6 Product Safety Information in Product Manuals, Instructions, and Other Collateral Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.190 (Equipment for children)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F3343-19A

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3343-19a, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Bathers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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