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ASTM F2372-15(2021)

Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Shopping Carts

1.1This consumer safety performance specification covers performance requirements, test methods, and labeling requirements for shopping carts and restraint systems.

1.2This specification is intended to cover children who are at least six months of age and at least 15 lb (7 kg) up to children who are not more than four years of age and who weigh no more than 35 lb (16 kg).

1.3This specification does not include any provisions nor is intended for use of infant carriers.

1.4No shopping cart or restraint system produced after the approval date of this consumer safety performance specification shall, either by label or other means, indicate compliance with this specification unless it conforms to all requirements herein.

1.5The 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.

1.6The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7, of this specification. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, 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 applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.7This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


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