Work Item
ASTM WK84614

New Test Method for firmness of infant products

1. Scope

Products for use with infants with soft surfaces, excluding mattresses which have existing requirements.


firmness; softness; SIDS; re-breathing; suffocation


Firmness is a countermeasure to suffocation, preventing deep engagement of the face into the bedding, but only mattresses have a recognized test method. A new test method is required for products that are not flat. Manufacturers need a method to measure firmness.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F15.19

Committee: F15

Staff Manager: Molly Lynyak

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 12-20-2022

Technical Contact: Michael Leshner

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