Our goal at Playground Outfitters is to provide growing minds and bodies with play equipment that inspires imaginations while promoting healthy development, and a big part of that is making sure that equipment is safe and durable enough to withstand years of play time. Children are known to be incredibly inventive when it comes to finding new ways to use playground equipment, so it’s our job to minimize risk by making sure the equipment is safe, durable, and age-appropriate.
We only choose manufacturer’s whose equipment meets national safety standards put in place by ASTM, CPSC, and IPEMA. All of our equipment adheres to the highest safety standards in the industry, so you never have to second-guess your decision to choose Playground Outfitters for your playground equipment needs.
ASTM International is an independent and world renowned developer of technical standards utilized in testing a multitude of products. ASTM’s F15.29 committee met regularly for over a decade in the continual development of the F1487 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use. The original standard, F1487-93 was published in 1993 and subsequently replaced by the current version ASTM F1487-11, published November 2011.
Our manufacturer is a member in good standing of IPEMA, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association.
‘In the interest of playground safety, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) provides a Third Party Certification Service whereby a designated independent laboratory, Detroit Testing Laboratory, Inc., (DTL), validates an equipment manufacturer’s certification of conformance to ASTM F1487, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use, except sections. 7.1.1, 10 and 12.6.1; to CAN/CSA Z614, Children’s Playspaces and Equipment, except clauses 9.8, 10 & 11; or both. The use of the corresponding logo in Qitele Group’s catalog signifies that Qitele Group has received written validation from the independent laboratory that the product(s) associated with the use of the logo conforms to the requirements of the indicated standard. Check the IPEMA website (www.ipema.org) to confirm product validation.’
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent agency within the United States Federal Government with the authority to inform the public of current product safety performance information and recommended practices. The CPSC first published their guidelines for public playgrounds in 1981 and have updated their publication several times since then. The current CPSC Handbook for Public Playground Safety, publication #325, is an excellent guide for owners and operators of public play environments.
Our products meet or exceed the requirements of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 200.
We do our very best to minimize risk and ensure longevity by making sure all of our equipment meets or exceeds the highest playground safety standards because we know that even more important than enjoyment (which we do value, of course!), is the health and safety of the children. If you have any questions, we invite you to contact us at (888) 342-8228.