IPEMA (International Play Equipment Association) provides a Third Party Certification Service whereby a designated independent laboratory validates a manufacturer’s certification conformance to the ASTM F1487-01 (excluding sections 10 and 12.6.1) Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use.
To Contact IPEMA:
International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association
4305 North Sixth St. Suite A
Harrisburg, PA 17110
The IPEMA Certification Seal signifies that the manufacturer has received written validation from the independent laboratory that the product(s) associated with the use of the seal conforms with the requirements of ASTM F1487-07 (excluding sections 10 and 12.6.1). A list of validated products may be found at IPEMA’s web site (www.ipema.org).
ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) developed the first voluntary technical standard directed specifically towards the playground industry, F1487-01.
To Contact ASTM:
American Society of Testing Materials
100 Barr Harbor Drive
West Conshokocken, PA 19428-2959
Phone: (610) 832-9585
CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) is an independent federal regulatory agency that was created by Congress, developing voluntary standards with industry.
To Contact CPSC:
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, DC 20207
The National Program for Playground safety Each year, over 200,000 children are injured on America’s playgrounds. That’s one every 2 1/2 minutes. To address the growing concern for playground safety, the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) was established in 1995 through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Located at the University of Northern Iowa, NPPS serves as a public resource for the latest in information on playground safety and injury prevention. Let’s keep kids SAFE!
National Program for Playground Safety
School of Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services
WRC 205, University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0618
MRPA (The Michigan Recreation and Park Association)
The Michigan Recreation and Park Association is the proud sponsor of the National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI), a nationally acclaimed playground safety training program specifically designed to promote children’s rights to play in safe playgrounds.
Michigan Recreation and Park Association
2465 Woodlake Circle
Okemos, MI 48864