IPEMA - International Play Equipment Manufacturer's Association
- Coordinates and verifies 3rd party testing compliance - verifying ASTM Standards
- This industry does have some items that are subject to "interpretation"....one manufacturer says one thing...another may say something totally different
- The IPEMA group pulls this all together - CONSISTENCY AND ACCURACY IS THEIR GOAL
- Log on to the IPEMA web site
- You can search for a particular manufacturer...and by inserting the product Model Number, you can get an actual certificate (see sample below)
- Caution: Many times you may need to contact the manufacturer - if you are off a digit - a space - a simple typo can come up negative - so if you can't get verification CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER FOR ASSISTANCE - don't panic.
To see a typical IPEMA certificate...
just open the file to the left (QUAD NET)