Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D3492-02

Standard Specification for Rubber Contraceptives (Male Condoms)


1.1 This specification covers the minimum requirements for individually packaged male condoms made from natural rubber latex and intended for single use. This specification does not cover the specifications for lubricants or other dressing materials that may be applied to condoms except as noted in 3.2.

1.2 This specification is intended to assist buyers in obtaining condoms of consistent quality. The safe and proper use of condoms is excluded from the scope of this specification.

1.3 The applicability of this specification is as a design guideline and a reference test specification. It is not intended to be a routine quality control specification for condom manufacturing operations.

1.4 The annexes in this specification include important information, such as that on apparatus or materials, that is a mandatory part of the specification but too detailed for inclusion in the main text.

1.5 The appendixes in this specification contain information intended to provide guidance only and are not a mandatory part of the specification.

1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

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Book of Standards Volume: 09.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D11.40
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.1520/D3492-02
ICS Code: 11.200