To minimize the incidents and injuries to children resulting from normal use and foreseeable misuse or abuse of these products. In particular, hazards associated with child entrapment and/or suffocation and asphyxiation.
storage ottomans; single compartment storage chests; storage furniture
Standards currently exist for products broadly defined as "Toy Chests" (ASTM F-963) and "Cedar Chests" (ASTM F2598). It has been noted that CPSC recalls have been issued for a type of product that falls outside the scope and design parameters addressed in these existing Standards. These recalls relate to the risks associated with entrapment leading to suffocation or strangulation.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Developed by Subcommittee: F15.42
Staff Manager: Molly Lynyak
Date Initiated: 12-09-2021
Technical Contact: Gary Bell