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ASTM F2923 - 11 standard specification for consumer product safety for children’s jewelry


Source: ASTM International

1. Scope

1.1 This specification establishes requirements and test methods for specified elements and certain mechanical hazards in children’s jewelry. It also includes recommendations for age labeling and warnings, and guidelines on identifying the primary intended users (children or adults). It does not purport to cover every conceivable hazard of children’s jewelry. It does not cover product performance or quality, except as related to safety. This specification has no requirements for those aspects of children’s jewelry that present an inherent and recognized hazard as part of the function of jewelry, such as small parts. This specification establishes requirements recognizing that not all jewelry is appropriate for all age groups. Jewelry is not recommended for young children 3 and under absent close parental supervision.

1.2 This specification applies only to jewelry, as defined in 3.2.1, which is designed or intended primarily for children 12 and under, as defined in 3.2.2. Children’s jewelry is a product principally designed and intended as an ornament worn by a child. This includes a product or a component of the product intended to be removed and worn by a child as an item of ornamentation (that is, a shoe charm that can be placed on a bracelet).

1.3 This specification does not apply to the following:

1.3.1 Toy jewelry or any other products that are intended for use by a child when the child plays (that is, a necklace worn by a doll or stuffed animal; novelty jewelry with play value);

1.3.2 Accessories (that is, Handbags, Belts);

1.3.3 Apparel (except as described in 3.2.1(p));

1.3.4 Footwear (except as described in 3.2.1(p));

1.3.5 Any other item whose primary purpose is functional (that is, keys, key chains, or other items not primarily intended to be worn as a personal item of ornamentation).

1.4 This consumer safety specification includes the following sections:

Title: Section
Scope: 1
Referenced Documents: 2
Definitions: 3
Age-Labeling: 4
Specifications for Lead in Children’s Jewelry: 5
Specifications for Children’s Body-Piercing Jewelry: 7
Specifications for Antimony, Arsenic, Barium,
Cadmium, Chromium, Mercury and
Selenium in Paint and Surface Coatings
of Children’s Jewelry: 8
Specifications for Cadmium in Substrate Materials
of Children’s Jewelry: 9
Specification for Nickel in Metal Components
of Children’s Jewelry: 10
Specifications for Liquid-Filled Children’s Jewelry: 11
Mechanical Requirements for Children’s Jewelry: 12
Test Methods: 13
Annexes: Annex A1
Annex A2

1.5 The following precautionary statement pertains only to the test methods portion of this 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.

Index Terms

batteries; body piercing jewelry; cadmium; children’s jewelry; lead; magnets; migration

ICS Code

DOI: 10.1520/F2923-11

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