Changes in the ASTM F963 Toy Safety Standard (ASTM F963-23) & How to Comply


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March 12, 2024


This one-hour webinar will provide attendees with an overview of changes made to the ASTM F963-23 toy safety standard, scheduled to take effect April 20, 2024 — with an emphasis on the changes of most importance that may impact manufacturing processes.

Who Should Attend:

All toy industry professionals whose responsibilities include product safety, compliance, product design & development, and associated positions.

What You Will Learn:

ASTM F963 is the toy safety standard required of all toys to be sold in the U.S., as mandated in the Consumer Product Safety Review Act of 2008 (CPSIA). Changes have been made to the previous (2017) version of the standard and the new edition was designated as ASTM F963-23, published by ASTM in October 2023 and approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, to take effect on April 20, 2024.

ASTM F963-23 includes numerous changes since its last update in 2017, with the majority of the changes improving the clarity and understanding of the existing standards (or to align with existing federal regulations) while some do introduce new requirements. This session aims to provide an overview of all of the changes – with a special emphasis on those new requirements that may impact your manufacturing processes.

Additionally, the session will cover the ASTM standards development process, timeline to implementation of the 2023 edition of the standard, and also touch on new work items being discussed within ASTM for future revisions.


Anne McConnell, senior director, market research & educational initiatives, The Toy Association


Joan Lawrence, senior vice president, standards and regulatory affairs, The Toy Association
Joan also serves as chair of the ASTM F15.22 Subcommittee on Toy Safety.

Jos Huxley, senior vice president, technical affairs, The Toy Association
Jos also serves as lead technical contact for the ASTM F15.22 Subcommittee on Toy Safety.