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ASTM Issues Standard for Infant Inclined Sleep Products

September 11, 2015

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) of USA has issued ASTM F3118 - 15: Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Inclined Sleep Products.

The standard establishes safety performance requirements, test methods, and labeling requirements to minimize potential hazards to infants presented by infant inclined sleep products with sleeping surfaces of greater than 10 degrees.

The standard covers the following products:

  • Inclined sleep surface primarily intended and marketed to provide sleeping accommodations for an infant up to 5 months old or when the infant begins to roll over or pull up on sides
  • A smaller product intended for newborns up to 3 months old or when newborn begins to wiggle out of position or turn over in the product or weighs more than 15 lbs. (6.8 kg)
  • Infant and newborn inclined sleep product accessories, which are attached to, or supported by, another product with the same age or abilities, or both, as the free standing products