Work Item
ASTM WK80158

New Specification for Storage Chests used for household items that do not require the use of a sealed storage space.

1. Scope

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

Committee: F15

Staff Manager: Molly Lynyak

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 12-09-2021

Technical Contact: Thomas Wise

Item: 001

Ballot: F15.42 (23-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item