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ASTM F2057-2019 pdf free download.Standard Safety Specification for Clothing Storage Units
1. Scope
1.1 This safety specification is intended to reduce injuries and deaths of children from hazards associated with tipover of free-standing clothing storage units, including but not limited to chests, chests of drawers, drawer chests, armoires, chifferobes, bureaus, door chests and dressers, 27 in. (686 mm) and above in height. 1.2 This safety specification does not cover shelving units, such as bookcases or entertainment furniture, office furniture, dining room furniture, jewelry armoires, underbed drawer storage units, occasional/accent furniture not intended for bedroom use, laundry storage/sorting units, nightstands, or built-in units intended to be permanently attached to the building, nor does it cover “Clothing Storage Chests” as defined in Consumer Safety Specification F2598. 1.3 This safety specification is intended to cover children up to and including age five. 2 1.4 This safety specification replaces PS 110–98. 1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. 1.6 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test procedure portion, Section 7, of this safety specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, ifany, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the appli- cability ofregulatory limitations prior to use. 1.7 This international standard was developed in accor- dance with internationally recognized principles on standard- ization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recom- mendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
3. Terminology
3.1 Definitions ofTerms Specific to This Standard:3.1.1 clothing storage unit, n—furniture item with drawers and/or hinged doors intended for the storage ofclothing typical with bedroom furniture. 3.1.2 nightstand, n—a small furniture item for use beside a bed, intended to hold or store items including but not limited to a lamp, alarm clock, a book, magazines, or reading glasses. 3.1.3 operational sliding length, n—length measured from the inside face of the drawer back to the inside face of the drawer front with measurements taken at the shortest drawer depth dimension (see Fig. 1). 3.1.4 outstop, n—any feature that limits outward motion of drawers or pullout shelves, or both. 3.1.5 tipover, n—event at which a furniture unit pivots forward to the point at which the unit continues to fall. 3.1.6 tipover restraint, n—supplemental device that aids in the prevention of tip over.
4. Performance Requirements
4.1 With the unit empty and without the tipover restraint, test the unit in accordance with 7.1 and 7.2. 4.2 During the test, the unit shall not tip over or be supported by any component unless that component was specifically designed for that purpose. 4.3 If a failed component prohibits the completion of the test, then the failed component(s) shall be repaired or replaced to the original specifications, or the component replaced and the test repeated with the failed component secured as to not affect the test results but to prevent the component from failing. 4.4 Tipover restraints shall be included with each item of furniture covered under the scope of this safety specification for attachment by the consumer. 4.5 The tipover restraint provided shall meet the require- ment of Specification F3096.
7. Test Procedure
7.1 Stability ofUnloaded Unit: 7.1.1 Position the empty unit on a hard, level, flat surface. The unit shall be level during testing unless specifically designed otherwise. 7.1.2 Open all doors to 90° (see Fig. 2) and extend all drawers or pullout shelves, or both, to the outstop or, in the absence of such feature, to 2 ⁄ 3 (66 %) of their operational sliding length (see 3.1.3 and Fig. 1). Open flaps or drop fronts to their horizontal position or as near horizontal as possible. 7.2 Stability with Load: 7.2.1 Position the empty unit in accordance with 7.1.1. 7.2.2 Open one drawer to the outstop or, in the absence of such a feature, to 2 ⁄ 3 (66 %) ofits operational sliding length. All other drawers and doors not undergoing testing shall be in the closed position unless they must be opened to access other components behind them. Test in accordance with 7.2.4. Close drawer and repeat until all drawers have been tested. (See Fig. 3.)

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