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April 12th, 2018
AHFA AND UL CREATE NEW STABILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM

Stability Verified’ Mark Will Help Consumers Identify Safer Products  April 11, 2018 HIGH POINT, N.C. – The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) has partnered with UL, a global safety science company, in creating a “Product Stability UL Verified” mark to help consumers identify products that meet the industry’s voluntary stability standard requirements. The mark is part… read more

April 12th, 2018
UL Announces New Stability Verification Program with the American Home Furnishings Alliance to Help Consumer Identify Safer Products

UL has partnered with The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA),  in creating a “Product Stability UL Verified” mark to help consumers identify products that meet the industry’s voluntary stability standard requirements. The mark is part of a program that allows participating companies to have their in-house stability testing process reviewed and verified by UL, thereby… read more

December 8th, 2016
ASTM Releases Standards for Selection of Zippers for Care-Labeled Apparel and Household Furnishings

ASTM International has released a standard intended for zippers. The standard is entitled as “ASTM D3692 – 89(2016) – Standard Practice for Selection of Zippers for Care-Labeled Apparel and Household Furnishings”. This practice provides guidelines to the manufacturer for the selection of zippers to be used in garments and household furnishings that have care labels…. read more

November 7th, 2016
CPSC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Baby Changing Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the safety standard for Baby Changing Products. Definitions: A changing table is “an elevated, freestanding structure generally designed to support and retain a child with a body weight of up to 30 lb (13.6 kg) in a horizontal position for… read more

November 7th, 2016
ASTM Releases Updated Standard for Toy Safety

ASTM International (ASTM) has published the 2016 update to its toy safety standard. ASTM F963 – 16 – Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety provides the following updates: new requirements to the already extensive section on battery safety; soaking and compression tests for magnets; changes to requirements for toys involving projectiles; new requirements for… read more

October 20th, 2016
ASTM Revises Toy Safety Standard ASTM F963

UNITED STATES – ASTM International has revised ASTM F963, the Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety. ASTM F963 provides the requirements and test methods for toys intended for use by children under 14 years of age. This standard also provides different age limit requirements, depending on the nature of the hazards and/or expected mental… read more

October 13th, 2016
ASTM Issues Standard Guide for Aerosol Foam Sealant

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has issued ASTM C1737 – 16 Standard Guide for Evaluating Temperature Effects to Aerosol Foam Sealant During and After Dispensing. This standard guide applies to the general effects of temperature during the use of aerosol foam sealant (either polyurethane or latex types). This standard also aims to… read more

October 13th, 2016
ASTM Issues a Paper on the Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment

The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) has issued STP1593 Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: 10th Volume, Risk Reduction Through Research and Testing. This is a paper discusses the following: flame exposures, chemical and biological protection, arc flash protection, and blast protection for military and law enforcement. This paper was released on September… read more

October 13th, 2016
ASTM Updates Standard for Care Labeling of Textile Products

The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) has updated standard ASTM D3136 – 14e1 Standard Terminology Relating to Care Labeling for Apparel, Textile, Home Furnishing, and Leather Products on September 6, 2016. This standard provides a compilation of terminology developed by Subcommittee D13.62 on Labeling that is related to refurbishing and labeling for apparel,… read more

October 13th, 2016
ASTM Opposes Proposed ISO NWIP on Wheeled Child Conveyances

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is opposing the proposed new work item proposal (NWIP) on wheeled child conveyances. ASTM is opposing the NWIP because the coverage of the proposed standard is already covered by ASTM F833 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Carriages and Strollers. Also, ASTM points out that ASTM F833… read more