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ASTM International has re-approved ASTM F1918 — 12(2017) Standard Safety Performance Specification for Soft Contained Play Equipment.

This standard specifies safety and performance standards for soft contained play equipment. This standard outlines the following:

  • Scope
  • Referenced Documents
  • Terminology
  • General Requirements
  • Materials and Manufacture
  • Performance Requirements
  • Requirements for Access/Egress
  • Equipment
  • Areas Outside Equipment
  • Structural Integrity
  • Maintenance
  • Fire Safety
  • Evacuation
  • Figures

Soft contained play equipment — a play structure made up of one or more components where the user enters a fully enclosed play environment that utilizes pliable material(s) (for example, plastic, netting, or fabric).

The standard was released on October 11, 2017.