ASTM, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is an organization founded in 1898 that develops voluntary standards for a broad spectrum of industries. A member of the Kinnls management team is an active member of the ASTM Subcommittee on Furniture Safety, which enables us to stay abreast of the current standards, and proactively address opportunities to enhance safety in our product assortment.
It is important that customers familiarize themselves with the following recommendations. To reduce the risk of furniture tip-over, here are some simple tips and tricks to ensure that your furniture and tech play well with others:
1. Purchase furniture that complies with the latest national and international standards of furniture safety, which include tipping standards ASTM F3096-14 and F2057-19. ASTM International F2057 is the voluntary standard for the stability of bedroom furniture and ASTM International F3096 is a voluntary performance standard for furniture tip restraints. Compliance standard labels can be found attached to furniture pieces that follow these standards.
2. Always install tip-over restraints included with your product.
3. Remove items that might tempt kids to climb, such as toys or remote controls, from the top of the furniture.
4. Place TVs on furniture that is designed to hold a television, such as television stands or media centers, and push the TV far back as possible.
5. Store heavier items on lower shelves or in lower drawers.
6. Don't allow children to stand, climb or hang on drawers, doors, or shelves.
At Kinnls, we are committed to ensuring that the products we sell are manufactured to the highest quality and safety standards. Just like our customers, we want to confidently enjoy these furniture designs in our own homes, with our own families.