ASTM-F2194 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and Cradles

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Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and Cradles



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1.1 This consumer safety performance specification establishes performance requirements, test methods, and marking requirements to promote safe use of bassinets and cradles.

1.2 This consumer safety performance specification is intended to minimize the risks of incidents to an infant resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of a bassinet or cradle.

1.3 This specification covers products intended to provide sleeping accommodations (excluding full-size cribs, non-full-size cribs, and bassinets attached to play yards or swings) for an infant up to approximately 5 months in age. Products used in conjunction with a play yard, non-full-size crib, or an infant swing are not covered by this standard.

1.4 No bassinet or cradle produced after the approval date of this consumer safety performance specification shall, either by label or other means, indicate compliance with this specification unless it conforms to all requirements contained herein.

1.5 This safety performance specification is not intended to address incidents and injuries resulting from alteration or unreasonable abuse or misuse of the product by a child or child care giver.

1.6 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method 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 requirements prior to use.


bassinets; cradles; ICS Number Code 97.190 (Equipment for children)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

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:

97.190 (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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2022(E1) EDITION



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July 15, 2022

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23 pages

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