Exploring The New Toy Safety Standard ASTM F963-16
Recorded On: 04/26/2017
Join Sue DeRagon for this session on the new toy standard. The new edition of the U.S. Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, ASTM F963-16, was published on October 20, 2016 and supersedes ASTM F963-11. The updated standard includes numerous changes, including significant new requirements for battery-operated toys, expanding materials, toys with magnets, and projectile toys. Compliance to ASTM F963-16 will be mandatory per CPSC’s final rule for products manufactured on or after April 30, 2017. Many retailers are already requiring compliance. Learn details about the changes in ASTM F963-16 to assess your products’ compliance. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.
Senior Technical Consultant
Susan DeRagon is the Senior Technical Consultant for Qima. Ms. DeRagon has over 25 years of experience in the toy and premiums industry, and has worked with PPAI as a technical consultant since 2008. Ms. DeRagon has conducted numerous technical seminars and webinars, and works closely with companies to provide the highest level of quality service in the areas of product testing, quality assurance, safety evaluations and inspections.
Ms. DeRagon is an active member of the Toy Industry Association and the American Society for Testing and Materials, participating on several toy and children's product standards committees. She is also on the Board of Directors for ICPHSO, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.