ASTM F963 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

ASTM F963-17 is a consumer safety specification established to ensure the safety and well-being of children by addressing potential hazards associated with toys. This standard safety specification serves as a crucial guideline for manufacturers, regulators, and parents to assess the safety of toys and protect children from potential risks during playtime.


Introduction to ASTM F963-17

ASTM F963-17 is part of the ASTM F963 series, which provides comprehensive safety requirements for toys. The specification focuses on various aspects of toy safety, including physical and mechanical properties, flammability, chemical composition, and labeling to minimize potential hazards and ensure toys’ compliance with safety standards.

The safety of toys is paramount in protecting children from injuries and health risks. Toys intended for children of different ages and developmental stages undergo rigorous safety evaluations to ensure they meet the stringent criteria established by ASTM F963-17.

ASTM F963 Test Method

The consumer safety specification ASTM F963 includes a comprehensive set of requirements for toys, covering various safety aspects, such as:

Mechanical and Physical HazardsToys should not have sharp edges, small parts that can pose choking hazards, or excessive noise levels that may cause hearing damage. Toys should meet specific flammability requirements to minimize fire hazards during play.
Use and AbuseThe specification sets limits for toxic substances such as lead, cadmium, mercury, and phthalates in toys to prevent exposure to harmful chemicals.  Toys should be labeled with age-appropriate guidance to help parents and caregivers select toys.
PackagingToys undergo rigorous testing to ensure they can withstand normal use and potential abuse during play. The specification also addresses safety requirements for toy packaging to prevent injuries during unpacking.

ASTM F963 Specimens

Specimen detailsASTM F963 specimens are toys intended for children of different ages.  
Specimen dimensionsThe standard does not specify the specimen dimensions.
Specimen preparationThe standard involves consumer safety specification for toys therefore no specimen preparation is required. 

ASTM F963 Results

As per ASTM F963, the manufacturers have to ensure their toys meet the specified requirements. Compliance testing is performed by accredited third-party laboratories to verify that toys meet the specified safety standards. Once toys pass the required tests, they are issued a Certificate of Compliance, indicating they meet ASTM F963 safety requirements.

Tests Related to ASTM F963

EN 71 – European Toy Safety Standard and ISO 8124 – Safety of Toys Series are the related standards.


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