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New ASTM Standard Addresses Increased Use of Infant Inclined Sleep Products

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An ASTM International standard will cover the emergence of infant sleep products with sleeping surfaces of greater than 10 degrees. The standard (F3118, Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Inclined Sleep Products) addresses issues such as maximum incline angles, side-to-side surface containment and side height requirements.

The standard will establish safety performance requirements, test methods and labeling requirements to minimize potential hazards to infants in inclined sleep products. Such products are typically used for infants up to about five months of age, or when the infant begins to roll over or pull up on sides. In addition, F3118 provides requirements for variants that are used with other juvenile products such as play yards and variations used only for newborns.

ASTM member Mike Steinwachs, senior manager, quality engineering, Fisher-Price, notes that use of infant inclined sleep products has become popular as parents sometimes feel that babies sleep better on an inclined rather than flat surface. Manufacturers, test labs and retailers will be the principal users of F3118.

To purchase standards, visit www.astm.org and search by the standard designation, or contact ASTM Customer Relations (tel +1.877.909.ASTM; sales@astm.org). ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Become a member at www.astm.org/JOIN.

For more news in this sector, visit www.astm.org/sn-consumer.

ASTM Committee F15 on Consumer Products Next Meeting: Juvenile Products Subcommittees Meeting, Oct. 5-9, 2015, ASTM International headquarters, West Conshohocken, Pa.
Media Inquiries: Nathan Osburn, tel +1.610.832.9603; nosburn@astm.org
Technical Contact: Mike Steinwachs, Fisher-Price, East Aurora, N.Y., tel +1 716.687.3274; mike.steinwachs@fisher-price.com 
ASTM Staff Contact: Leonard Morrissey, tel +1.610.832.9719; lmorrissey@astm.org

Release #9829

                          

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May 26, 2015

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