ASTM F1967 - 11a standard consumer safety specification for infant bath seats

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Source: ASTM International

1. Scope

1.1 This consumer safety specification establishes performance requirements, test methods, and labeling requirements to promote the safe use of infant bath seats. Products commonly referred to as bath rings also are included in the scope of this specification. Traditional infant bath tubs that are used to bathe an infant are not within the scope of this standard.

1.2 This consumer safety specification is intended to reduce the risk of death and minimize injury to infants resulting from use and reasonably foreseeable abuse of infant bath seats.

1.3 No infant bath seat 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards
D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test
F404 Consumer Safety Specification for High Chairs
F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety
F977 Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Walkers

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

Index Terms

bath ring; bath seat; bath tub; drowning; stability; Bathrooms; Consumer safety specifications (infants/children); Infant materials/applications--specifications; Performance--consumer products;

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 97.140 (Furniture); 97.190 (Equipment for children)

DOI: 10.1520/F1967-11A

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