Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Infant Bedding and Related Accessories
|Publication Date:||10 February 2000|
|ICS Code (Equipment for children):||97.190|
This consumer safety specification establishes safety performance requirements, test methods, and requirements for labeling to minimize the identified hazards to children presented by infant bedding and related accessories as identified in the introduction.
No infant bedding or related accessory produced after the approval date of the consumer safety performance specification shall indicate, either by label or other means, compliance with this specification unless it conforms to all applicable requirements contained herein.
The inspection and test procedures contained herein shall be used to determine the conformance of products to the requirements of this consumer safety performance specification. The relevant tests for an infant bedding product or related accessory can be done in any order, except where specified. Each test may be conducted on a different sample, unless otherwise specified. The tests can be considered as qualification tests and not necessarily as quality control tests. These tests shall also be conducted when there is a design or material change in the infant bedding or related accessory item. Each producer or distributor who represents any products as conforming to this specification may utilize statistically based sampling plans that are appropriate and shall keep such essential records as are necessary to document that all of the requirements of this specification have been met. Any test methods that are made mandatory by the CPSC, or any applicable governmental agencies, shall supersede any applicable test methods in this specification.
These tests are intended to simulate normal use conditions, so as to ensure that hazards are not generated through normal use. The tests shall be carried out in a normal use environment. For example, bumper guards should be secured in a crib as a customer would in actual end use situations. Ties should be tied and untied. While no specific requirements are defined here, the evaluator shall perform enough testing to simulate normal use during the estimated lifetime of the product. The infant bedding product or related accessory shall be inspected after such tests and shall be evaluated according to the relevant requirements listed within this specification.
The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7, of this consumer safety performance specification: This standard does not purport to address 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.