ASTM F1821 - 11b Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toddler Beds
This consumer safety specification deals with the requirements for the design and performance of toddler beds. It also contains requirements for labeling and instructional material. This consumer safety specification is intended to minimize incidents to children resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of toddler beds. It does not address incidents resulting from alteration or unreasonable misuse. Materials shall be tested and shall conform to requirements of small parts, paint and surface coating, scissoring, shearing, and pinching, protective components, openings, labeling, corner post extensions, mattress retention, mattress support system, mattress support system attachment to end structures, guardrails, end structures, partially bounded openings, and permanency of labels and warnings.
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1.1 This consumer safety specification covers requirements for the design and performance of toddler beds. It also contains requirements for labeling and instructional material.
1.2 This consumer safety specification is intended to minimize incidents to children resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of toddler beds. It does not address incidents resulting from alteration or unreasonable misuse.
1.3 For the purposes of this consumer safety specification, a toddler bed is a bed that is sized to accept a full-size crib mattress and is intended for use by a child not less than 15 months of age and who weighs no more than 50 lb (27.7 kg).
1.4 No toddler bed produced after the approval date of this consumer safety specification shall indicate compliance with this specification, either by label or by other means, unless it conforms to all the requirements contained herein.
1.5 This consumer safety specification includes the following sections
Scope: Section 1
Referenced Documents: Section 2
Terminology: Section 3
Calibration and Standardization: Section 4
General Requirements: Section 5
Performance Requirement: Section 6
Test Methods: Section 7
Marking and Labeling : Section 8
Instructional Literature: Section 9
Keywords: Section 10
1.6 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.
1.7 The following safety hazards 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)
D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test
D3574 Test Methods for Flexible Cellular Materials--Slab, Bonded, and Molded Urethane Foams
Code of Federal Regulations
16CFR1501 Method for Identifying Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under 3 Years of Age Which Present Choking, Aspiration or Ingestion Hazards Because of Small Parts
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ICS Number Code 97.190 (Equipment for children)
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