Friday, May 17, 2013

New Children's Equipment Standards for the 1st Quarter 2013

Document Center Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the following new Standards on Children's Equipment:

  • ASTM F2088, 2013 Edition, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Swings
  • ASTM F2194, 2012b Edition, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and Cradles
  • ASTM F2236, 2013 Edition, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers
  • ASTM F2670, 2013 Edition, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Bath Tubs
  • ASTM F833, 2013 Edition, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Carriages and Strollers
  • BS EN 1080, 2013 Edition, Impact protection helmets for young children
  • BS EN 16281, 2013 Edition, Child protective products. Consumer fitted child resistant locking devices for windows and balcony doors. Safety requirements and test methods
  • BS EN 716-2, 2008 Edition with 2013 Amendment 1, Furniture. Children's cots and folding cots for domestic use. Test methods
  • DIN EN 14988-1, 2012 Edition (includes Amendment 1), Children's high chairs - Part 1: Safety requirements
  • PD CEN 16446, 2012 Edition, Textiles. Safety of children's clothing. Guidance on the use of EN 14682:2007 Cords and drawstrings on children's clothing. Specifications

Well, it's almost the weekend and I'm thinking about my plans for Saturday.  Top of the list: Attend a baby shower where twins are expected!  They're going to be two (lovely I'm sure) girls, but of course there's so much to think about with babies around.

At the top of every parent's list is keeping children safe and protected.  That's why Standards on Children's Equipment is so important.  Government agencies such as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Canadian Institute of Child Health provide guidelines for good practices for industries providing "equipment" used by children.  And regulations like 2009/48/ec on Toy Safety mandate requirements for such products. Organizations like ASTM and CEN (EN) provide the technical requirements by issuing standards for industry implementation in order to meet public safety needs.

Would you like to see more standards on this topic?  Check out our List of Standards for Equipment for Children.

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Here at Document Center, we want to make sure that the products you're responsible for adhere to the current best practices, and using the applicable standards is the best way we know of!  Rely on us to help you identify and maintain the conformance documents you requirement in your business.