Work Item
ASTM WK82078

New Specification for Infant Loungers

1. Scope

1. Scope
1.1. This consumer safety specification establishes performance requirements, test methods, and labeling requirements to promote the safe use of infant loungers. This consumer safety specification does not cover [feeding support products], infant floor seats, infant swings, infant/toddler rockers, infant bouncers, bassinets/cradles, sleep positioners, or play mats. It does not cover products marketed for sleep.
1.2. This consumer safety specification is intended to reduce the risk of death by suffocation and minimize injury to infants resulting from use and reasonably foreseeable misuse or abuse of infant loungers.
1.3. No infant lounger 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.
1.4. 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.
1.5. The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 7, of this consumer safety 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.
1.6. 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.


Pillow; In bed Sleeper


Infant Loungers are a group of products that fall under the categories of Juvenile Products and Child Care Articles. There is associative incident data including deaths which have been analyzed and the Sub-Committee has determined a standard is needed to address these incidents. The users of this standard will be manufacturers, test labs, the CPSC and other interested parties.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F15.21

Committee: F15

Staff Manager: Molly Lynyak

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-02-2022

Technical Contact: Rachael Shagott

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