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This consumer safety specification establishes safety performance requirements, test methods, and labeling requirements to minimize the hazards to infants presented by swings as identified in the introduction.

ASTM F2088 — 20 aims to minimize the risk of injuries to infants resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse or abuse of swings. It is not intended to address all incidents and injuries resulting from the interaction of other persons with the infant in the swing.

This also covers products with a powered mechanism used for the purpose of providing a swinging or gliding seat in any direction relative to the frame, that is, front to back, side to side and arc, for a child who cannot climb out of the product. The powered mechanism can be through batteries, AC adapter, wind-up mechanism, or other means. This specification does not cover products that are intended to provide sleeping accommodations for the occupant.

Publication Date:
July 17, 2020