ASTM F963-16 is Accepted as Mandatory Toy Safety Standard
ASTM F963-16, issued in October 2016 by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), contains several important changes from previous versions of the standard. These include changes relating to:
• Toy Chests
• Microbiological Safety
• Cords and Elastics
• Stuffing Materials
• Plus a number of miscellaneous changes to individual items, such as ride-on-toys.
The new version of the standard is more closely aligned to the mechanical and physical properties in EN 71-1 and ISO 8124-1.
ASTM F963-071 has been the mandatory consumer product safety standard since February 2009. This follows the signing into law of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) in August 2008. Before the publishing of ASTM F963-16, there have been two revisions to ASTM F963-071, in 2008 and 2011.
ASTM notified the CPSC that they had published ASTM F963-16 on November 1, 2016. Unless the standard is rejected by the CPSC within 90 days, the new standard will automatically become effective 180 days after this date.
Test laboratories are given a maximum period of two years to update their scope of accreditation to include ASTM F963-16 and become accepted by the CPSC. During this period, test laboratories that are CPSC-accepted to ASTM F963-11 will be able to carry out ASTM F963-16 testing.
The new standard will become effective on April 30, 2017, unless significant adverse comments are received by the CPSC before March 6, 2017.
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