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ASTM F2373 - 11(2017) en

Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Public Use Play Equipment for Children 6 Months through 23 Months

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Status Definitief
Aantal pagina's 48
Gepubliceerd op 01-08-2017
Taal Engels

1.1 This consumer safety performance specification provides safety and performance requirements for various types of public use play equipment such as, but not limited to, composite play structures, climbing structures, to-fro swings, spring rocking equipment, and slides. It is intended to apply to play equipment that is used in places of public assembly, including early care and education facilities, parks, or playgrounds. Public use play areas for children in this age range include both indoor (classroom) settings and outdoor playgrounds. Where appropriate, distinctions will be made between indoor and outdoor settings where there is supervision (for example, a play area that is part of an early care and education facility), and settings with unlimited access (for example, public playgrounds and parks).

1.2 The range of users encompassed by this consumer safety performance specification is the 5th percentile 6 month old through the 95th percentile 23 month old.

1.3 The purpose of this specification is to reduce the potential for life threatening and debilitating injuries.

1.4 Accessory toys attached to play equipment must meet all relevant standards including this consumer safety performance specification.

1.5 Home playground equipment, amusement park equipment, sports equipment, fitness equipment, soft contained play equipment, tricycles, toys, juvenile care products such as, but not limited to, infant swings, play yards, expansion gates, and expandable enclosures, furniture (including child-sized house play furnishings and sand/water tables intended primarily for indoor use), bassinets and cradles, infant walkers, bouncer seats, jumpers, infant stationary activity centers, and infant carriers are not included in the scope of this specification.

1.6 This consumer safety performance specification includes the following sections:

  Title

Section

Scope

1

Referenced Documents

2

 ASTM Standards

2.1

 ANSI Standards

2.2

 Federal Standards

2.3

 CPSC Documents

2.4

 UL Standard

2.5

 European Standard

2.6

Terminology

3

Materials and Manufacture

4

 General Requirements

4.1

 Fasteners

4.2

 Toxic or Hazardous Substances

4.3

 Stuffing, Loose Fillers, and Padding Materials

4.4

General Requirements

5

 Compliance Documentation

5.1

 Small Parts

5.2

 Asphyxiation Hazard

5.3

Performance Requirements

6

 Head and Neck Entrapment

6.1

 Sharp Points and Sharp Edges

6.2

 Protrusions

6.3

 Entanglement Hazards

6.4

 Crush and Shear Points

6.5

 Ventilation

6.6

 Closures

6.7

 Suspended Hazards

6.8

Requirements for Access and Egress

7

 Access and Egress Components That Shall
 Not Be Used

7.1

 Adjacent Platforms

7.2

 Step Ladders, Stairways, Flexible Access
 Components, and Access Ramps

7.3

 Climbing Equipment Used for Access and Egress

7.4

 Handrails and Other Means of Hand Support

7.5

Requirements for Platforms, Landings, and Other
Designated Play Surfaces

8

 Platforms and Similar Surfaces

8.1

 Adjacent Platforms

8.2

 Protective Barriers

8.3

Equipment Specifications

9

 Equipment That Shall Not Be Used

9.1

 Climbing Equipment

9.2

 Slides

9.3

 Spring Rocking Equipment Intended for Use Without
 Adult Assistance

9.4

 To-Fro Swings

9.5

Structural Integrity and Stability

10

 General Requirements

10.1

 Structural Integrity Tests for Rungs, Steps, and
 Horizontal Supporting Members

10.2

 Structural Integrity and Stability Tests for
 Platforms and Ramps

10.3

 Test for Dynamic Strength of Barriers and Handrails

10.4

 Structural Integrity and Stability Tests for Slides

10.5

 Structural Integrity Test for Spring Rocking Equipment

10.6

 Structural Integrity and Stability Tests for Swings

10.7

Play Equipment Use Zones, Non-Encroachment Zones,
and Placement

11

 General Use Zone Requirements

11.1

 Exemptions from Use Zone Requirements

11.2

 General Non-Encroachment Zone Requirements

11.3

 Use Zones for Play Structures Having No Moving
 Components

11.4

 Use Zones for Slides

11.5

 Use Zones for Spring Rocking Equipment 

11.6

 Use Zones and Non-Encroachment Zones for To-Fro  Swings 

11.7

 Surfacing Materials for Use Zones 

11.8

 Fences and Gates 

11.9

 Placement of Play Equipment 

11.10

Labels and Signs

12

 Compliance Requirements for Labels and Signs

12.1

 Specifications for All Labels and Signs

12.2

 Label Requirements on Play Equipment and Structures 

12.3

 Signs Required for Play Equipment/Structures in
 Settings with Unlimited Access 

12.4

 Replacement 

12.5

Installation

13

 Designer''s or Manufacturer''s Responsibilities

13.1

 Owner''s/Operator''s Responsibilities

13.2

Maintenance

14

 Equipment 

14.1

 Play Area Surfacing  

14.2

 Records 

14.3

Keywords

15

Annex A1–Figures

Annex A1

Appendix X1–Rationale

Appendix X1

1.7 General Measures, Tolerances, and Conversions: 

1.7.1 The general tolerances for this specification are as follows unless otherwise specified.

Dimension

Tolerance

X. in

±0.5 in.

X.X in.

±0.05 in.

X.XX in.

±0.005 in.

These tolerances still apply to a dimension even when terms like greater than, less than, minimum, or maximum are used.

1.7.2 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.

1.7.3 The conversion factor from imperial to metric units are:

         1 in. = 25.4 mm

         1 in.2 = 6.45 cm2

         1 in.3 = 16.39 cm3

         1 lb = 0.454 kg

         1 lbf (pound force) = 4.45 Newtons

1.8 See Annex A1 for figures referenced throughout this specification.

1.9 The text of this specification references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.

1.10 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.

1.11 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.

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ICS-code 97.200.50
Engelse titel Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Public Use Play Equipment for Children 6 Months through 23 Months
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