Micom Laboratories Inc. is accredited by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for ASTM F1169 testing. This standard addresses cribs incidents identified over years. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is gathering all the information related to crib incidents, hardware failures and, in some cases, fatalities. The ASTM F1169 purpose is to minimise the risk of injury or death due to crib failure of any type. Micom Laboratories will assist you in your certification process in order to allow your product to be sold in the US.
ASTM F1169 is composed of four main sections:
- General Requirements: Addresses geometric and shape requirements such as Lead content, dimensions, sharp points/edges…
- Performance requirements: Structure is tested over wide range of mechanical stresses.
- Marking and Labelling: Addresses crib and its retail package labelling requirements.
- Instructional Literature: Addresses the literature presence and content requirements.
Through testing, the following test method are called up by ASTM F1169
|Standard||Method Number||Method name|
|ASTM||D3359||Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test|
|ASTM||F963||Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety|
|ASTM||F2388||Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Changing Tables for Domestic Use|
|Federal||16 CFR 1303||Ban of Lead-Containing Paint and Certain Consumer Products Bearing Lead-Containing Paint|
|Federal||16 CFR 1500.3||Definitions|
|Federal||16 CFR 1500.44||Method for Determining Extremely Flammable& Flammable Solids|
|Federal||16 CFR 1500.48||Technical requirements for Determining a Sharp Point in Toys or Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under Eight Years of Age|
|Federal||16 CFR 1500.49||Technical Requirements for Determining a Sharp Metal or Glass Edge in Toys or Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under Eight Years of Age|
|Federal||16 CFR 1500.50–.52||Test Methods for Simulating Use and Abuse of Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children|
|Federal||16 CFR 1501||Method for Identifying Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under Three Years of Age Which Present Choking, Aspiration or Ingestion Hazards Because of Small Parts|
Other related test methods
Micom offers a wide range of children’s product testing. For a complete list of children’s testing services, visit our CPSC web page.