Leading Recycled Rubber and Synthetic Turf Industry Group Members Voluntarily Move to Adopt Key Safety Standard

November 30, 2016 Business Wire

Recycled Rubber Council, Safe Fields Alliance, and Synthetic Turf Council Members announced today that they are jointly cooperating to ensure all synthetic turf and playground infills meet new ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) toy standards for heavy metals. This effort will further ensure safety for youth and athletes.

In a recent press release, Steve Bigelow, President of the Recycled Rubber Council, stated:

“Our industry firmly believes in taking proactive steps to augment ongoing testing by the federal government. We want to reassure parents and policymakers that the fields and playgrounds children play on are every bit as safe as the toys they play with.”

You can read the entire press release HERE.