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    ASTM F3398 - 21

    Standard Specification for Face and Ear Protective Devices for Air Soft Sports

    Active Standard ASTM F3398 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.57

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification applies to face and ear protective devices (FEPDs) designed for use by participants in the sport of air soft with 6-mm air soft projectiles. These FEPDs are designed to be used in conjunction or in some cases include the eye protection discussed in Specification F2879 to minimize or significantly reduce injury to the face and ears as a result of impact and penetration of air soft projectiles.

    1.2 FEPDs meeting the requirements of this specification offer protection to portions of the face and ears of the user and not necessarily the entire head.

    1.3 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.4 The following information is provided for the laboratory conducting the test for the protection of their personnel: 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 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.

    EN Standard

    EN 168 Personal Eye ProtectionNon-Optical Test MethodSection 17 Head Forms

    CSA Standards

    Z262.6-02 Specifications for Facially Featured Head Forms

    Z262.6-14 Specifications for Facially Featured Head Forms

    ASTM Standards

    F2679 Specification for 6 mm Projectiles Used with Airsoft Guns

    F2748 Specification for Airsoft Guns

    F2879 Specification for Eye Protective Devices for Airsoft Sports


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3398-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3398-21, Standard Specification for Face and Ear Protective Devices for Air Soft Sports, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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