Safety Guidelines and Standards

ASTM International

We’re proud to be compliant with ASTM, an independent, world-renowned developer of technical standards used in testing products. The Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use, F1487 & F2373 establishes nationally recognized safety standards for public playground equipment.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC creates playground safety guidelines to help local communities, schools, day care centers, corporations and other groups build safe playgrounds. We utilize the Handbook for Public Playground Safety, first published in 1981, which includes safety guidelines for designing, constructing, operating and maintaining public playgrounds.

Canadian Standard Association

CSA is an independent organization whose mission is to provide an open and effective forum for activities facilitating the development of standards to meet national needs. The CSA Standard CAN/CSAZ614, A Guideline on Children’s Playspaces and Equipment was approved.

TÜV Product Service

TÜV Product Service is a world leader in testing and certification activities. European Standard EN1176 is the most up-to-date combined European Standard for Commercial Playground Equipment. Use of the TÜV certification mark is evidence to our customers of the quality and compliance to stringent safety standards for all Little Tikes Commercial products.

International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association

PlayPower LT Farmington, Inc. is a member in good standing of IPEMA, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association. IPEMA is a member-driven international trade organization that represents and promotes an open market for manufacturers of play equipment.

ASTM-F1487 CPSC CAN/CSA-Z614 EN 1176

KidBuilders®, SkyBuilders™, PlayBuilders®, MaxPlay® Systems, and Clever Climbers™ play equipment has been tested to be in conformance with safety requirements and standards set forth by ASTM F1487, CAN/CSA – Z614, and EN1176. When installed according to our layout drawings and installation instructions, KidBuilders,bSkyBuilders, PlayBuilders, MaxPlay Systems, and Clever Climber play systems meet guidelines and standards as defined in the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Handbook for Public Playground Safety, ASTM F1487, and Canadian Standard CAN/CSA-Z614. KidBuilders, PlayBuilders, MaxPlay Systems, Clever Climbers, and Spring Riders have been certified to the EN 1176 by TÜV Product Service GMBH.