Standard Active Last Updated: Jul 15, 2022
ASTM F2194-22e1

Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and Cradles


1.1 This consumer safety specification covers performance requirements, test methods, and marking requirements to promote safe use of bassinets and cradles.

1.2 This consumer safety performance specification is intended to minimize the risks of incidents to an infant resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of a bassinet or cradle.

1.3 This consumer safety performance specification covers products primarily intended to provide sleeping accommodations for an infant up to approximately 5 months in age or when the child begins to push up on hands and knees, whichever comes first.

1.3.1 Examples of Products under the Scope:  Bassinets, cradles, compact bassinets, and compact cradles. Cradle swings with an incline less than or equal to 10° from horizontal while in the rest (non-rocking) position. Multi-use products when they are in the bassinet/cradle or compact bassinet/cradle use mode as defined in 3.1.1 or 3.1.3. Bassinet/cradle accessories to products when removed from the product and used in the bassinet/cradle mode or as a compact bassinet/cradle product. See 3.1.2 for an example. Bassinet/cradle features for carriage/stroller when removed from the carriage/stroller and used in the bassinet/cradle mode or compact bassinet/cradle product mode.

1.3.2 Examples of Products Excluded from the Scope: Sleep products that have only inclined sleeping surfaces intended to be greater than 10° from horizontal while in the rest (non-rocking) position. In-bed portable sleepers. Enclosed travel tents.

1.4 No bassinet or cradle produced after the approval date of this consumer safety performance specification shall, either by label or other means, indicate compliance with this specification unless it conforms to all requirements contained herein.

1.5 This consumer safety performance specification is not intended to address incidents and injuries resulting from alteration or unreasonable abuse or misuse of the product by a child or child care giver.

1.6 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.

1.7 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion Section 7 of this consumer safety performance 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.

FIG. 1 CAMI Infant Dummy, Mark II 17.5 lb (7.9 kg)

CAMI Infant Dummy, Mark II 17.5 lb (7.9 kg)

FIG. 2 CAMI Newborn Dummy 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)

CAMI Newborn Dummy 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)

1.8 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.11
Developed by Subcommittee: F15.18
Pages: 23
DOI: 10.1520/F2194-22E01
ICS Code: 97.190