Baby Swings

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff is providing technical support for voluntary standard activities related to infant swings.
July 09, 2007

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff is providing technical support for voluntary standard activities related to infant swings. An infant swing is a unit with a frame and a powered mechanism that enables an infant to swing, seated or reclined. CPSC staff worked with the ASTM F15.21 Infant Carriers, Bouncers and Baby Swings Subcommittee to develop a revised standard containing performance requirements for ASTM F 2088-03 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Swings.

 

In 2005, there were an estimated 1,800 portable infant swing-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments. CPSC also has reports of four swing-related infant deaths that occurred from 2001-2003.

 

CPSC staff is continuing to work with ASTM to address issues related to leg openings, stability and restraint systems.

 

Additional Information

 

Incident Data:

 

Voluntary Standard and Code Activities:

 

CPSC Staff Reports, Memoranda and Contracts:

 

ASTM International:

  • For further information concerning ASTM standards associated with bicycles, please contact Len Morrissey at lmorriss@astm.org or ASTM International at www.astm.org

 

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