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CPSC Adopts ASTM Standard for Fuel Containers for the Prevention of Children’s Burns

May 19, 2015

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the adoption of the ASTM F2517, Specification for Determination of Child Resistance of Portable Fuel Containers for Consumer Use. The standard establishes the requirements for child resistance of portable gasoline containers intended for use by consumers.

The following tests are specified:

  • Senior Adult Test
  • Child-Resistant Test (Test Subject/Selection Criteria)
  • Child-Resistant Tests (Test Failures)
  • Sequential Test
  • Senior Adult Use Effectiveness to Conform with the Specified Requirements
  • “Containers” is defined as receptacles for gasoline, kerosene, or diesel fuel, including its spouts, retrofit spouts, caps and other closure mechanisms and components intended for use by consumers.

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