All playground safety surface materials recommended by the Consumer Product Safety Commission should meet certain safety and accessibility criteria. KID CUSHION has been tested and is certified to the following
ASTM F1951-99 for wheelchair and stroller accessibility, an ADA requirement
ASTM F1292-04 for shock absorbency for protection from head injury – also IPEMA Certified
ASTM F2075-04 section 6.5 a purity test for the absence of any tramp metals – also IPEMA Certified
For more about the IPEMA Certification Program and to verify a product’s certification, go to http://www.ipema.org/. We will gladly furnish copies of these certifications upon request.
Quite simply, KID CUSHION is one of the safest loose-fill organic playground surfaces on the market. And because it’s recycled wood, it’s the most environmentally responsible product.
Complies with ALL Safety and Accessibility Requirements
In accordance with the US Consumer Products Safety Commission's (USCPSC) publication 325, Handbook for Public Playground Safety, much emphasis is paced on playground surface material. We proudly manufacture KID CUSHION, a superior quality engineered wood fiber safety surface.
That same US Consumer Products Safety Commission document strongly recommends the safety surface pass several stringent tests as prescribed by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM).
In the interest of playground safety, the International Play EquipmentManufacturers Association (IPEMA) provides a Third Party Certificationservice whereby an independent laboratory, Detroit Testing
Laboratory,Inc., (DTL), validates a surfacing manufacturer's certification ofconformance to ASTM F1292, Standard Specification for ImpactAttenuation Under and Around Playground Equipment, and for anengineered wood fiber manufacturer its certification of conformance,also, to ASTM F2075, Standard Specification for Engineered Wood Fiberfor Use as a Playground Safety Surface Under and Around PlaygroundEquipment, Section 4.6, for testing the presence Tramp Metal. The useof the corresponding logos in this webpage signifies that KID CUSHIONhas received written validation from DTL that the products associatedwith the use of the logos conforms with the requirements of theindicated standards. Check the IPEMA website (http://www.ipema.org/
) toconfirm product certifications, its thickness and critical height.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) set forth further requirements for wheelchair accessibility and movement on playground surfaces. I am pleased to report that KID CUSHION has been tested and certified according to ASTM F1951-99 – “Standard Specification for Determination of Accessibility of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment”. The date of our test certification is October 1999 and again in March 2001. This test measures the ability of wheelchairs to both travel freely and maneuver on the surface material.
Because our product is dry wood fiber, we felt it necessary to submit KID CUSHION to an additional safety test to determine surface flammability. Even though not required by USCPSC, our passing 16 CFR Part 1630 – “Standard for the Surface Flammability of Carpets and Rugs” indicates our material does not ignite with the presence of a surface flame source. We passed certification to this test in March 1997.
Copies of any or all of these test results will be gladly furnished upon request.