ASTM International Publishes Revised Standard for Infant Bedding and Related AccessoriesIn August 2012, ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), announced the publication of a revised safety performance specification for Infant Bedding and Related Accessories. The revised standard, designated as ASTM F1917-12, provides new safety requirements as well as an update to current requirements for Infant Bedding and Related Accessories.
ASTM F1917 is the Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Infant Bedding and Related Accessories. Infant Bedding and Related Accessories are defined as items intended for use in a nursery and include fitted sheets, blankets, dust ruffles, covers and drapes for canopies, pillows, mattress covers, diaper stackers, fabric wall hangings, bumper guards, headboard bumper guards and comforters.
The ASTM F1917-12 version was published in August 2012. This revised version of the standard replaces the previous ASTM F1917-08 version. The 2012 version of the standard includes editorial revisions for clarity, additional definitions as well as the changes discussed below in the summary.
Summary of Changes within ASTM F1917:
To purchase a copy of the ASTM F1917-12: http://www.astm.org/Standards/F1917.htm
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