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    ASTM F3458 - 21

    Standard Specification for Marketing, Packaging, and Labeling Adult Magnet Sets Containing Small, Loose, Powerful Magnets (with a Flux Index ≥50 kG2 mm2)

    Active Standard ASTM F3458 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.77

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers marketing, packaging, labeling, and warning requirements for adult magnet sets containing small, powerful magnets. It is aimed at minimizing the identified hazards to children and teens associated with ingesting small, powerful magnets that are intended for adults, that is, those persons 14 years of age and older.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 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.

    1.4 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D3359 Test Methods for Rating Adhesion by Tape Test

    F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

    Federal Statutes and Standards

    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

    21 U.S.C. Section 301 et. seq. Federal Food Drug and Cosmetics Act


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3458-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3458-21, Standard Specification for Marketing, Packaging, and Labeling Adult Magnet Sets Containing Small, Loose, Powerful Magnets (with a Flux Index ≥50 kG2 mm2), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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