ASTM F3492 - 21

    Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Child Safety Locks and Latches for Use with Cabinet Doors and Drawers

    Active Standard ASTM F3492 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.76

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers safety requirements, test methods, and warnings for child safety locks and latches intended to be installed by consumers to the interior of residential cabinet doors or drawers to restrict access to household cabinets by children under the age of 48 months.

    1.2 Child safety locks and latches that are not covered under this specification include devices:

    1.2.1 Installed on the exterior of a cabinet door or drawer,

    1.2.2 Requiring installation by professionals, or

    1.2.3 That are an integral part of the cabinet door or drawer system.

    1.3 This specification does not cover child safety locks, latches, and straps intended for use on furniture or appliances as anchoring devices to prevent tip over.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the 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 methods 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 Standards

    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 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


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3492-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3492-21, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Child Safety Locks and Latches for Use with Cabinet Doors and Drawers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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