Standard Active Last Updated: Feb 02, 2022
ASTM F2598-22

Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Sealed Storage Chests such as Cedar Chests, Hope Chests, Blanket Chests, Keepsake Chests


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 commonly known as cedar chests, hope chests, blanket chests, and keepsake chests, or other similar closed rigid boxes designed and marketed as sealed storage containers for clothes, blankets, linens, keepsake or other household items. Products subject to these requirements are:

1.3.1 Those with a single volume of 1.1 ft3 (0.031 m3) or more measured with all removable shelves or compartments removed from the product, and

1.3.2 Those intended to create a tightly sealed storage space when the lid is closed for purposes such as the prevention of insect infestation and dust or dirt contamination.

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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.7 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: F15.42
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/F2598-22
ICS Code: 97.140