Standard Withdrawn, Replaced Replaced By: F2090    Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM PS120-99

Specification for Window Fall Prevention Devices With Emergency Escape (Egress) Release Mechanisms (Withdrawn 2001)


1.1 This provisional specification establishes requirements for devices intended to address the risk of injury and death associated with accidental falls from windows by children five years old and younger.

1.2 This provisional specification is not intended to meet the unique requirements of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

1.3 This provisional specification applies to window fall prevention devices that are to be used on any windows, including those that are designated for emergency escape (egress) and rescue (ingress).

Note 1

A separate provisional standard safety specification, provisional specification PS 112-98, covers window fall prevention devices for non-emergency escape (egress) and rescue (ingress) windows in installations more than 75 feet (23 m) above ground level in multiple family dwelling buildings.

1.4 Provisional standards achieve limited consensus through approval of the sponsoring subcommittee.

This provisional standard does not purport to address all 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 to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI values given in parentheses are for information only.

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