ASTM F1169

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.

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