Category Archives: Standards – Misc

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“Lead-Free” Artificial Turf Yarn Spin-Sell
Frustrating and Confusing

“Last year, it was all about too much lead in artificial turf and synthetic grass yarns and fibers.  This year – there’s too many synthetic grass installation and brand name solution vendors that are over-stating and using words like “lead-free” artificial grass and synthetic turf…


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Critical Compliance Date for Lead (Pb),
Childrens Products and the CPSIA

11 Days from Today US Manufacturers, Importers and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) ; charged with the development, deployment and enforcement of the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA);  have a critical date coming up on Feb 10, 2009. This is the day…


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CDC Publishes Preliminary Artificial Turf
Yarn Fiber Lead Test FACTSHEET

August 22, 2008 From the desk of Annie Costa Exec Director, ASGi There has been a great deal of confusion to what might be the appropriate test methods to use to determine the possible risks of lead in artificial grass fibers.       We asked the…


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Voluntary Standards for Playground Safety – Posted at US CPSC

Playground Surfacing (Last Updated 07/16/2008) U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff is supporting voluntary standard activities associated with playground surfacing for: ASTM F1292, Method to Test Attenuation of Safety Surfacing for Playgrounds, ASTM F2223, Standard Guide for ASTM Standards on Playground Surfacing, ASTM…


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