ASTM-F2057 Standard Safety Specification for Clothing Storage Units

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This safety specification is intended to reduce injuries and deaths of children from hazards associated with tipover of clothing storage units, it covers chests, drawer chests, chests of drawers, dressers, and bureaus only. The procedures for stability testing of the drawer are presented in details. During the test, the unit shall not tip over or be supported only by an opened drawer, opened door, or opened or unopened flap.

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1.1 This safety specification is intended to reduce injuries and deaths of children from hazards associated with tipover of free-standing clothing storage units, such as chests, door chests and dressers, over 30 in. (762 mm) in height.

1.2 This safety specification does not cover shelving units, such as bookcases or entertainment furniture, office furniture, dining room furniture, jewelry armoires, underbed drawer storage units or built-in units intended to be permanently attached to the building.

1.3 This safety specification is intended to cover children up to and including age five.2

1.4 This safety specification replaces PS 110–98.

1.5 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.

1.6 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test procedure portion, Section 7, of this 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Keywords

chests; children; consumer safety specifications; door chests; drawers; dressers; free standing clothing storage unit; furniture; outstop; tipover;; ICS Number Code 97.140 (Furniture); 97.190 (Equipment for children)

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15.11 (Consumer Products; Light Sport Aircraft; Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Normal and Utility Category Airplane Electrical Wiring Systems; Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Systems (UMVS))

To find similar documents by classification:

97.140 (Furniture Including upholstery, mattresses, office furniture, school furniture, etc.)

97.190 (Equipment for children Including child safety requirements for other household equipment Children's furniture, see 97.140 Playgrounds, see 97.200.40 Toys, see 97.200.50)

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Document Number

ASTM-F2057-17

Revision Level

2017 EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

Revision

Publication Date

Oct. 15, 2017

Document Type

Specification

Page Count

7 pages

Committee Number

F15.42