ASTM-F2923 Standard Specification for Consumer Product Safety for Children’s Jewelry

ASTM-F2923 - 2014 EDITION - CURRENT
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This specification establishes requirements and test methods for specified elements and certain mechanical hazards in children's jewelry. It also includes recommendations for age labelling and warnings, as well as guidelines on identifying the primary intended users, namely children or adults. The specification also lists the lead content limits for children's jewelry, the materials that are excluded from the lead limits in children's jewelry, and the approved materials for children's body piercing jewelry.
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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 years of age and younger, 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). Adult jewelry, which is defined as jewelry designed and intended for use primarily by those over age 12, is covered by another ASTM standard, Consumer Safety Specification F2999.

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);2

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

Rationales

Appendix X1

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.

Keywords

batteries; body piercing jewelry; cadmium; children’s jewelry; lead; magnets; migration; nickel;; ICS Number Code 39.060 (Jewellery); 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:

39.060 (Jewellery Including precious metals, precious and semi-precious stones Industrial diamonds, see 25.100)

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-F2923-14

Revision Level

2014 EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

Revision

Publication Date

Nov. 15, 2014

Document Type

Specification

Page Count

14 pages

Committee Number

F15.24