This specification2 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. ASTM F available in Chinese here: COMPS/htm. – Both F‐07e1 and F‐08 can be included as a. Both F ASTM F (PF) – Designation: F – 08 An American National Standard Standard Consumer Saf.

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In its astn efforts to reflect the latest issues and emerging hazards in the realm of toy safety, ASTM has published its latest revision to F, Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety.

ASTM F Toy Safety Testing | ATS

The version of the standard contains revised sections on ingestion of magnetic components, impaction hazards, acoustics, flammability and many others. Revisions account for incidents of ingestion due to magnetic components that were small parts of a toy and to reflect the age aastm children involved in the incidents. Size requirement for magnets and magnetic components has been increased to the small parts atsm, and the age requirement has also been extended to toys for children up to 14 years of age.

In addition, it includes special use and abuse requirements to avoid magnets from detaching from components during play. The revisions to this section also provided further harmonization between F and the European toy standard, EN Yo-Yo Elastic Tether Toys: Exemption for sports balls with wrist or ankle straps longer than 70 cm intended to be kicked or thrown and returned to the user has been added.


The length of the strap shall asym measured when the product is placed on a horizontal surface with no load. Toys intended for children between the ages of 18 and 48 months that include nail, screw and bolt shapes that weigh less than 1. This requirement shall be tested under the force only of its own weight and in a noncompressed state.

Definition of major axis has been re-defined, astmm the definition of accessories, strings and paper have been added. Exemptions for packaging materials, textile fabrics, and sleeping bags have also been revised. Packaging materials that are likely to be incorporated into the play pattern of the toy will not be exempt.

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A secondary test condition has been added if the burn rate of the toy exceeds 0. New flammability testing procedures for fabrics have been added.

Folding Mechanisms and Hinges: The scope of this section has been revised to toy products intended or likely to support the weight of a child in normal use.

Folding mechanisms now include requirements for locking devices or other means to prevent unexpected or sudden movement or collapse of the article. The locking device shall engage automatically when the product is placed in the manufacturer’s recommended use position.


ASTM F Toy Safety Update

A loading test has been added to check the rigidity of the folding mechanism and locks. A newly added requirement to the F version to address potential jaw entrapment in handles and steering wheels that are located such that they are accessible for teething in the following categories of toys intended for children under 18 months of age: Handles or hinges connected to the toy made with pliable material straps and ropes will be considered exempt.

The toy chest requirements have been deleted from this version of F, as they are considered as furniture and not a toy. However, the Commission has issued a “1 year stay of enforcement” therefore third-party testing and certification for ASTM F is expected to be enforced in Feb Even so, manufacturers must still continue to ensure their products meet the requirements of the law.

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