Standard Withdrawn, No replacement   Last Updated: Feb 20, 2017
ASTM F2673-08

Standard Safety Specification for Special Tip-Resistant Movable Soccer Goals (Withdrawn 2017)


1.1 This specification covers safety requirements aimed at providing for safer use of soccer goals and reducing injuries and fatalities.

1.2 This specification addresses the risk of accidental tip over or pull over of soccer goals.

1.3 This specification applies only to movable goals whose inside measurements are 6½ to 8 ft (2 to 2.4 m) high and 18 to 24 ft (5.5 to 7.3 m) wide.

1.4 This specification applies only to movable goals meeting all criteria in Guide F 1938 and Safety and Performance Specification F 2056 and, in addition, meets criteria for tip resistance before installation.

1.5 This specification covers special tip-resistant goals that are intended to complement standard goals meeting Guide F 1938 and Safety and Performance Specification F 2056. These goals are designed to provide some additional degree of safety if, by accident, they are not tied down or tied down incorrectly.

1.6 This specification simulates two boys up to twelve years of age swinging together from the X-bar.

Note 1—Injury data supplied to the committee indicates that approximately 75 % (74 %) of the fatalities (1979-2003) were three to twelve years of age.

1.7 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.

1.8 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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