Standard Active Last Updated: Aug 19, 2022
ASTM F2517-22e1

Standard Specification for Determination of Child Resistance of Portable Fuel Containers for Consumer Use


This specification establishes recognized requirements for determining the child resistance of portable gasoline containers intended for use by consumers. The following tests shall be performed: senior adult test; child-resistant test (test subject/selection criteria); child-resistant tests (test failures); sequential test; and senior adult use effectiveness to conform with the specified requirements.


1.1 This specification establishes recognized requirements for determining the child resistance of portable fuel containers (PFCs) and other types of portable containers intended for use by consumers to hold, store, and transport liquid fuels such as gasoline, kerosene, and diesel.

1.1.1 “Portable Fuel Container” is defined in Specification F852 and includes the receptacle for gasoline, kerosene, or diesel fuel as well as spouts, caps, and other closure mechanisms and components for use with or on portable gasoline, kerosene, or diesel receptacles.

1.1.2 This specification is also applicable to spouts, caps, or other closure mechanisms sold separately for use with or on a fuel container.

1.1.3 This specification does not cover one-time use portable emergency fuel containers conforming to Specification F2874.

1.2 This standard addresses the effectiveness of the child resistance (CR) device only after closure cycling, but does not address closure effectiveness:

1.2.1 When at high or low temperatures,

1.2.2 After thermal aging of polymers,

1.2.3 After exposure to sunlight,

1.2.4 After exposure to intended fuels, and

1.2.5 After physical abuses, such as drops or impacts.

Note 1: Please see Appendix X2 for additional information on these exemptions.

1.3 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.

1.4 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.

1.5 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: F15.10
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.1520/F2517-22E01
ICS Code: 23.020.99