August 11, 2016
ASTM International has issued ASTM F2388 - 16 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Changing Tables for Domestic Use.
Updates to the standard include:
- New definitions for double action release mechanism and self-folding steps
- Exemption of changing tables with self-folding steps from the Entrapment in Enclosed Openings test
- A new locking/latching requirement and test for changing tables with self-folding steps
This standard applies to baby changing tables and other changing surfaces, such as contoured changing pads and add-on changing units that are sold separately for use on furniture products other than changing tables for children up to a weight of 30 lb (13.6 kg).
The standard was published on July 11, 2016.