USA: Updated Infant and Infant/Toddler Rockers standard ASTM F3084-18 published
November 2018- Relevant for: Toys and children's products
In November, ASTM F3084-16 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant and Infant/Toddler Rockers has been updated to F3084-18.
In the new revision, key changes are as follows:
Section 188.8.131.52, tension force shall be 15lbf regardless the rocker has a toddler age use or not.
Marking and labelling
Section 8.1.1, each product and its retail package information shall be marked or labelled the name, place of business and telephone of the manufacturer distributor of seller.
Section 8.4.4, added requirements ANSI Z535.4 Standard for Product Safety Signs and Labels.
Section 8.4.6, added message panel text layout requirements.
Section 8.5, warning statement has been technically and verbiage updated, for example, now a recommended max. weight is required on the label. An example of the new warning label for infant rocker is listed as below:
The warnings in the instructions shall include the warnings in 8.5 and meet the requirements specified in 8.4.4, 8.4.5, and 8.4.6, except that sections 6.4 and 7.2 – 7.6.3 of ANSI Z535.4 need not be applied.