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ASTM F963 - 11 en

Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

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Gepubliceerd op 01-12-2011
Taal Engels

1.1 This specification relates to possible hazards that may not be recognized readily by the public and that may be encountered in the normal use for which a toy is intended or after reasonably foreseeable abuse. It does not purport to cover every conceivable hazard of a particular toy. This specification does not cover product performance or quality, except as related to safety. Except for the labeling requirements pointing out the functional hazards and age range for which the toy is intended, this specification has no requirements for those aspects of a toy that present an inherent and recognized hazard as part of the function of the toy. Such an example is a sharp point necessary for the function of a needle. The needle is an inherent hazard that is well understood by the purchaser of a toy sewing kit, and this hazard is communicated to the user as part of the normal educational process.

1.2 On the other hand, while a riding toy has inherent hazards associated with its use (for example, falling off onto the sidewalk), the possible hazards associated with its construction (sharp edges, exposed mechanisms, etc.) will be minimized by the application of this specification.

1.3 This specification covers requirements and contains test methods for toys intended for use by children under 14 years of age. Different age limits for various requirements will be found in this specification. These limits reflect the nature of the hazards and expected mental or physical ability, or both, of a child to cope with the hazards.

1.4 Articles not covered by this specification are as follows:
Bicycles
Tricycles
Non-Powered Scooters
(see Consumer Safety Specification F2264)
Recreational Powered Scooters and Pocket Bikes
(see Consumer Safety Specification F2641)
Sling shots and sharp-pointed darts
Playground equipment
Non-powder guns
Kites
Hobby and craft items in which the finished item is not
primarily of play value
Model kits in which the finished item is not primarily of
play value
Crayons, paints, chalks, and other similar art materials in
which the material itself or the finished item is not
primarily of play value, except that all art materials,
whether or not a component of a toy, must comply with
LHAMA, in accordance with 4.29.1-4.29.3.
Toy Chests
Sporting goods, camping goods, athletic equipment,
musical instruments, juvenile products, and furniture;
however, toys that are their counterparts are covered.
(It is recognized that there is often a fine line between,
for example, a musical instrument or a sporting item
and its toy counterpart. The intention of the producer
or distributor, as well as normal use and reasonably
foreseeable abuse, determines whether the item is a
toy counterpart.)
Powered models of aircraft, rockets, boats, and land
vehicles; however, toys that are their counterparts are
covered.
Constant air inflatables

1.5 General guidelines for age labeling toys and toy packaging are contained in Annex A1.

1.6 Information regarding packaging and shipping is contained in Annex A2.

1.7 This consumer safety specification includes the following sections:

TitleSection
Scope1
Referenced Documents2
Terminology3
Safety Requirements4
Material Quality4.1
Flammability4.2
Toxicology4.3
Electrical/Thermal Energy4.4
Sound Producing Toys4.5
Small Objects4.6
Accessible Edges4.7
Projections4.8
Accessible Points4.9
Wires or Rods4.10
Nails and Fasteners4.11
Plastic Film4.12
Folding Mechanisms and Hinges4.13
Cords and Elastics in Toys4.14
Stability and Over-Load Requirements4.15
Confined Spaces4.16
Wheels, Tires, and Axles4.17
Holes, Clearance, and Accessibility of Mechanisms4.18
Simulated Protective Devices4.19
Pacifiers4.20
Projectile Toys4.21
Teethers and Teething Toys4.22
Rattles4.23
Squeeze Toys4.24
Battery-Operated Toys4.25
Toys Intended to be Attached to a Crib
or Playpen4.26
Stuffed and Beanbag-Type Toys4.27
Stroller and Carriage Toys4.28
Art Materials4.29
Toy Gun Marking4.30
Balloons4.31
Certain Toys with Nearly Spherical Ends4.32
Marbles4.33
Balls4.34
Pompoms4.35
Hemispheric-Shaped Objects4.36
Yo Yo Elastic Tether Toys4.37
Magnets4.38
Jaw Entrapment in Handles and Steering Wheels4.39
Safety Labeling Requirements5
Instructional Literature6
Producer''s Markings7
Test Methods8
General8.1
Testing for Hazardous Substance Content8.2
Test Methods for Determination of Heavy Element
Content in Toys, Toy Components and Materials
8.3
Tests for Cleanliness and Preservative Effectiveness8.4
Normal Use Testing8.5
Abuse Testing8.6
Impact Tests8.7
Torque Tests for Removal of Components8.8
Tension Test for Removal of Components8.9
Compression Test8.10
Tests for Tire Removal and Snap-in Wheel and
Axle Assembly Removal8.11
Flexure Test8.12
Test for Mouth-Actuated Toys8.13
Projectiles8.14
Test for Stability of Ride-On Toys8.15
Stalled Motor Test for Battery-Operated Toys8.17
Tests for Battery-Powered Ride-On Toys8.18
Tests for Toys which Produce Noise8.19
Dynamic Strength Test for Wheeled Ride-On Toys8.20
Packaging Film Thickness8.21
Test for Loops and Cords8.22
Yo Yo Elastic Tether Toy Test Methods8.23
Magnet Test Methods8.24
Test Methods for Locking Mechanisms or
Other Means8.25
Identification9
Age Grading GuidelinesAnnex A1
Packaging and ShippingAnnex A2
Design Guidelines for Toys Attached to Cribs
or PlaypensAnnex A3
Design Guidelines for Bath Toy ProjectionsAnnex A4
Flammability Testing Procedure for Solids and Soft ToysAnnex A5
Flammability Testing Procedure for FabricsAnnex A6
Compositing Procedure for Total Heavy Metal AnalysisAnnex A7
Rationale for 2007 RevisionsAnnex A8
Rationale for 2008 RevisionsAnnex A9
Rationale for 2011 RevisionsAnnex A10

1.8 The values stated first are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.9 The following precautionary statement pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 8, 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.

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ICS-code 97.200.50
Engelse titel Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety
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