This specification deals with consumer safety for clothing storage chests. It is intended to minimize the incidents and injuries to children resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse or abuse of these chests. The design of the lid support, closures, and locks shall conform to their performance requirements. Test methods shall be done for lid support mechanisms and closures. Finishes and materials used in the construction of the chests shall be nonhazardous. All paints and coatings shall comply with the limitations of antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, and selenium.
1.1 This consumer safety specification covers the performance requirements and test methods to ensure the safety of chests.
1.2 This consumer safety specification is intended to minimize the incidents and injuries to children resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse or abuse of these chests.
1.3 This consumer safety specification applies to products known as clothes chests or other single-compartment closed rigid boxes (sometimes referred to as “cedar chests”) that are designed and marketed as storage containers for clothes, blankets, or linens. The products subject to the requirements are those with a single volume of 1.1 ft3 (0.031 m3) or more.
1.4 No chest 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 requirements contained herein.
1.5 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.
1.6 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 5, 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.
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