With the publication of an article in the Wall Street Journal yesterday about the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation regarding the use of “bumpers” in baby cribs, interested parties should also be alerted to the new 2011 Edition of ASTM F1169, “Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Full-Size Baby Cribs.” The document replaces the ASTM F1169-10a Edition.
This consumer safety specification establishes the performance requirements and test procedures to determine the structural integrity, design requirements addressing entanglement on corner post extensions, and requirements for warning labels and instructional material for full-size baby cribs.
ASTM F1169-11 also covers bassinet, changing table, or similar accessories to a crib that when in the manufacturer’s recommended use position are in the occupant retention area. These accessories shall also comply with the applicable requirements of the ASTM International standards addressing those accessories. For example, a changing table that attaches to a crib shall also comply with the applicable requirements in Consumer Safety Specification ASTM F2388. This specification does not cover inflatable products.
Fully-furnished cribs shall be tested on, and correspondingly conform to the following test requirements: mattress support system vertical impact properties; drop and stationary side (static and cyclic) properties; crib side spindle/slat torque properties; drop and folding side latch properties; and plastic teething rail properties.
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