ASTM F2057 is a standard for safety specification for chests, door chests, and dressers. The purpose of this specification is to limit risks for children, below an age of 6, associated with tip over of clothing storage units. This test applies to chests, dressers, door chests, chest-on-chests, tall chests, lingerie chests, bureaus, and armoires.
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ASTM F2057 performance requirements
Upon testing the unit to ASTM F2057; shall not tip over or be supported only by an opened drawer, opened door, or opened or unopened flap. Should there be a restraining system for preventing tipping, the tip over restraint provided and recommended method of attachment shall withstand a pull force of 50 lb.
Models required for testing
All products meeting the description above with a height above 30 inches must meet the requirements of ASTM F2057. In order to minimize testing costs a worst case scenario approach should be used
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