In November 2016, ASTM F381-16a, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Inclined Sleep Products1 was published. The standard is aimed to minimise the risk of injuries to infants resulting from normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse or abuse of infant inclined sleep products.
This specification covers: (1) a free standing product with an inclined sleep surface primarily intended and marketed to provide sleeping accommodations for an infant up to 5 months old or when the infant begins to roll over or pull up on sides, whichever comes first;
(2) a smaller product intended for newborns up to 3 months old or when newborn begins to wiggle out of position or turn over in the product or weighs more than 15 lb (6.8 kg), whichever comes first;
(3) infant and newborn inclined sleep product accessories, which are attached to, or supported by, another product with the same age or abilities, or both, as the free standing products. If the inclined sleep product can be converted into a product for which another ASTM standard consumer safety specification exists, the product shall meet the applicable requirements of that standard. For example, an inclined sleep product that can have the recline angle adjusted below 10° shall also comply with the applicable requirements of Consumer Safety Specification F2194.
Revision: 1. Minor change on definition of “conspicuous” 2. Removal of the definition for “newborn inclined sleep product accessory”