The USA The Customer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has reaffirmed another government-mandated standard of well-being to improve playground safety and prevent wounds and passages to young people. The vote was 4 to 0.
The new government standard consolidates agreements in the proposed standard ASTM F 406-12a. Among the mandatory requirements for playgrounds are
A reliability test to prevent the playground from spilling.
Hook and lock instruments to protect the playground from collapsing when a child is in use.
Ensnarement tests on connections to prevent a child's head from being trapped while a bassinet or other jewellery is attached.
Ground strength tests to ensure the underlying sincerity and to prevent children from being caught by the playground floor.
Minimum secondary size requirements to prevent children from escaping from the playground alone.
A test to anticipate playgrounds whose top rails are above the use of a pivot point which, when folded, gives a V or jewel shape to prevent tangling of the head or neck.
Between November 2007 and December 2011, more than 2,100 playground episodes were answered on CPSC, including 60 deaths and 170 wounds.
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The successful date for the required playground standard is six months after the distribution of the last principle in the Federal Register.
Under Section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act 2008, CPSC must establish safety guidelines for strong baby or toddler products, including playgrounds. Notwithstanding playgrounds, CPSC has established mandatory principles for the well-being of bunks, cot rails, child shower seats, child walkers and baby cots.
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