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ASTM Releases Bassinets and Cradles Standard

July 19, 2016

ASTM International has released ASTM F2194-16 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and Cradles, to minimize the risks of incidents to an infant resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of a bassinet or cradle.

The standard specifies performance requirements, test methods, and marking requirements to promote safe use of bassinets and cradles. It is applicable to products primarily intended to provide sleeping accommodations for infants up to approximately five months in age, or when the child begins to push up on hands and knees, whichever comes first.

The standard was made available for purchase on July 1, 2016.