CPSC Accepts ASTM F963-2016 As Mandatory Toy Safety Standard
ASTM International published a revised version of the US Toy Standard ASTM F963-16, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety on 20 October 2016. This new standard contains substantial changes to the 2011 version, including requirements for toy chests as well new requirements to increase safety and to address new types of toys and hazards. It is now more aligned to mechanical and physical properties in EN 71-1 and ISO 8124-1.
On February 2, 2017, the CPSC published a direct final rule in the Federal Register to mandate ASTM F963-2016 as a consumer product safety standard to toys. Unless significant adverse comments are received by March 6, 2017, this rule will become effective on April 30, 2017.
Major changes to the ASTM F963 toy standard include:
|clause # ||changes||details|
|4.38 & 8.25||Magnets|| |
|4.21 & 8.14||Projectiles|| |
|4.41 & 8.27||Requirements for Toy Chests were included in the F963 toy standard and the separate ASTM F834 Toy Chest standard was discontinued|
|4.14||Cords and Elastics|
|4.3.7 & 8.29||Stuffing Material requirements|
|5, 6 & 7||Labeling|
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