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USA: ASTM publishes new F3492-21 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Child Safety Locks and Latches for Use with Cabinet Doors and Drawers

FEBRUARY 2021- HARDLINES, TOYS AND CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS

On 11 February 2021, ASTM published the new F3492-211 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Child Safety Locks and Latches for Use with Cabinet Doors and Drawers. 

This specification covers safety requirements, test methods, and warnings for child safety locks and latches intended to be installed by consumers to the interior of residential cabinet doors or drawers to restrict access to household cabinets by children under the age of 48 months.

In response to incident data compiled by the CPSC, this specification attempts to minimize the hazards concerning entrapment and access to hazardous chemicals and materials.

This specification is written within the current state-of-the-art of cabinet door and drawer locks and latches technology.

Child safety locks and latches that are not covered under this specification include devices: 

  • Installed on the exterior of a cabinet door or drawer,
  • Requiring installation by professionals, or
  • That are an integral part of the cabinet door or drawer system.

This specification does not cover child safety locks, latches, and straps intended for use on furniture or appliances as anchoring devices to prevent tip over.

 

[1]  F3492-21

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