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ASTM F406-08a

Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards

Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards F0406-08A ASTM|F0406-08A|en-US Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards Standard new BOS Vol. 15.11 Committee F15
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1.1 This consumer safety specification establishes testing requirements for structural integrity and performance requirements for non-full-size cribs/play yards, both rigid sided and mesh/fabric assemblies. It also provides requirements for labeling and instructional material. The term unit or product will refer to a non-full-size crib/play yard.

1.2 This specification covers a framed enclosure with a floor made for the purpose of providing sleeping and playing accommodations for a child who cannot climb out and is less than 35 in. (890 mm) in height. It also covers bassinet, changing table, or similar attachments to a non-full size crib/play yard. These attachments shall also comply with the applicable requirements of ASTM standards addressing those attachments. For example, a changing table that attaches to a play yard shall also comply with the applicable requirements in Specification F 2388. This specification does not cover inflatable products.

1.3 No product produced after the approval date of this consumer safety specification shall, either by label or other means, indicate compliance with this specification unless it conforms to all applicable requirements contained herein, before and after all testing.

1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as 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 safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 8, 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Note 1—This consumer safety specification includes the following sections:

Referenced Documents2
ASTM Standards2.1
Federal Regulations2.4
Definitions of Terms Specific to This Standard3.1
Corner Post3.1.4
Dynamic Load3.1.6
Foldable Side or End3.1.8
Manufacturer's Recommended Use Position3.1.9
Mesh/Fabric Crib3.1.12
Nonpaper Label3.1.13
Paper Label3.1.15
Rigid Sided Crib3.1.17
Static Load3.1.19
Stationary Side3.1.20
Structural Failure3.1.22
Calibration and Standardization4
General Requirements5
Scissoring, Shearing, or Pinching5.7
Latching and Locking Mechanisms5.9
Protective Components5.11
Cord Length5.14
Coil Springs5.15
Performance Requirements for Rigid Sided Units6
Vertical Impact Testing6.2
Mattress Support Testing6.2.1
Side or End Testing, or Both6.2.2
Mattress Support System Testing6.3
Side(s) or End(s) Latch Testing, or Both6.4
Dropside Latch Testing6.4.1
Foldable Side or End Latch Testing6.4.2
Plastic Teething Rail6.5
Performance Requirements for Mesh/Fabric Units7
Height of Sides7.1
Side Deflection and Strength7.2
Floor Strength7.3
Top Rail Covering Material7.4
Mesh Requirements7.5
Mesh Openings7.5.1
Mesh Strength7.5.2
Fabric Material Requirements7.6
Fabric Strength7.6.1
Mesh/Fabric Assembly Requirements7.7
Sewn Assembly7.7.1
Seam Strength7.7.2
Mesh/Fabric Attachment Strength7.7.3
Test Methods8
Mattress Support Impact Test for Rigid Sided Cribs8.1
Side or End Impact Test, or Both, for Rigid Sided Cribs8.2
Dropside Impact Test8.2.2
Dropside Static Test8.2.3
Stationary Side or Foldable Side Impact Test8.2.4
Stationary Side or Foldable Side Static Test8.2.5
Mattress Support System Test for Rigid Sided Cribs8.3
Side or End Latch Test, or Both, for Rigid Sided Cribs8.4
Test Method for Dropside Latch8.4.2
Procedure for Vertical Dropside Latch Tests8.4.3
Procedure for Horizontally Hinged Dropside Latch Test8.4.4
Test Procedure for Latches to Prevent Folding of a Foldable Side or End8.4.5
Plastic Teething Rail Test for Rigid Sided Cribs8.5
Procedure for Plastic Teething Rail Test8.5.2
Side Deflection and Strength Tests for Mesh/Fabric Cribs8.6
Floor Strength Test for Mesh/Fabric Cribs8.7
Locking Mechanism Test8.8
Dropside Locking Device Test Method8.8.1
Folding Latch Test Method8.8.2
Mesh Opening Test8.9
Test for Strength of Mesh and Integrity of Attachment8.10
Mesh/Fabric Attachment Strength Test Method8.11
Test for Stability of Product8.12
Permanency of Labels and Warnings8.13
Removal of Protective Components8.16
Torque Test8.16.3
Tension Test8.16.4
Vinyl Thickness Measurement8.17
Test for Attachment of Storage Pouch or Other Parts with Printed Warnings8.18
Cord Length Test Method8.19
Marking and Labeling9
Warning Statements9.2
Instructional Literature10
Warning Statements10.1.2
Water Mattress Use10.3.3

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.11
Developed by Subcommittee: F15.18
Pages: 22
DOI: 10.1520/F0406-08A
ICS Code: 97.190