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(e) Devices which permit door to be opened as a result of forces or turning moments applied to movable components inside the refrigerator. Those components of a device upon which the safety features of the device depend shall not break, crack, permanently deform, nor show other visible damage when subjected to forces and moments called for in the tests under $ 260.5(c). The requirements of paragraph (a) of this section shall be satisfied after the device has been subjected to the tests under $ 260.5(c).
(f) Power supply. The device shall operate in accordance with the requirements of this standard with the electric, gas, or other fuel supply either on or off. $ 260.5 Tests.
It is the intent of this standard that where tests are not specified, the general and detailed requirements shall be checked by inspection, simple measurement, and by consideration of pertinent standard commercial practices. Compliance with requirements of § 260.4 (a), (c), (d), and (e) shall be checked with the aid of the following tests:
(a) Test for releasing force on door. The force measurements shall be made by means of a force gage with a calibrated accuracy within £0.3 pound when measuring a force of 15 pounds. The dial of the gage shall be graduated with finest divisions not exceeding 0.2 pound, and the full-scale range shall not exceed 30 pounds. Measurements shall be made at three points on the door near the inside latch edge one point near the top of the interior space created by removal of all shelving, one point near the bottom, and one point midway between these two points. The requirements of g 260.4 (a) (1) shall be satisfied.
(b) Test for knob torque. The measurement of the turning moment required to operate the knob release shall be made with a torque gage adapted for attachment to the knob or knob shaft. The gage shall have a calibrated accuracy within +0.10 in.-lb. when measuring a moment of 5 in.-lb. The finest graduations on the dial of the gage shall correspond to a moment increment not greater than 0.10 in.-lb., and the fullscale range shall not exceed 10 in.-lb, in each direction from the null reading. The turning moment shall be applied so as to rotate the knob the full amount required for release, in both a clockwise and a counterclockwise direction. The
angle of rotation required for release shall be checked by means of an angle gage adapted to measure the angle of rotation about the longitudinal axis of the knob shaft. The gage shall have a calibrated accuracy within +1° at an angle of 45°, and the finest divisions shall not exceed 1°. The requirements of $ 260.4 (a) (2) shall be satisfied.
(c) Tests for strength of device components which affect the safety features of the device. These tests shall apply only to devices which permit the door to be opened as a result of forces or turning moments applied to movable components inside the refrigerator.
A turning moment of 20 in.-lb. shall be applied for 50 successive operations in a clockwise direction, followed by 50 successive similar operations in a counterclockwise direction, to components designed to permit the door to be opened as a result of the appli. cation of a turning moment to them. The turning moment shall be applied to the outer periphery of the component provided. The gage used for registering the moment applied shall have a calibrated accuracy within +0.4 in.-lb. when measuring a moment of 20 in.-lb. The finest graduations on the dial of the gage shall correspond to a moment increment not greater than 0.4 in-lb. and the full scale range of the gage shall not exceed 40 in.-lb in each direction from the null reading. The turning moment applied in each operation shall be applied for a period of time suficient for the component to come to rest after completing the extent of movement for whicb designed. A pushing force of 20 pounds shall be applied for 50 successive operations, followed, if applicable, by 50 successive similar operations with a pulling force, to components designed to permit the door to be opened as a result of the application of a force to them. Areas which may be, in service, subjected to pushing or pulling forces which create maximum stresses, as for example, points on the outer periphery of components designed to transmit a turning moment, or unsupported portions of members or areas designed for transmitting a force, shall be subjected to test. used for registering the force applied shall have a calibrated accuracy within +0.4 pound when measuring a force of 20 pounds. The finest graduations on the dial of the gage shall correspond to a force not in excess of 0.4 pound and the full-scale range shall not exceed 40 pounds.
Upon being subjected to the tests in this paragraph, no device component on which the safety features of the device depend shall break, crack, permanently deform, or show other visible damage. The device must satisfy the requirements of $ 260.4 (a) after being subjected to the tests in this paragraph.
(d) Simulated use test. Tests shall be conducted on the completely assembled refrigerator in its normal operating position to determine that the release device complies with the requirements of 8 260.4 during and after 300,000 cycles of door operation, and following exposure to spillage of foods and beverages, to cleaning and defrosting in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations, and to condensation. The equipment provided for operating the door shall open the door sufficiently on each cycle to assure a complete cycle of operation for the latch mechanism. 8 260.6 Provision for changes in the
standard. Section 5 of the act provides for the possibility of changes in the commercial standard first established pursu
ant to section 3 of the act and allows a period of one year and ninety days for compliance with such changes after they are published. Any person wishing to propose a change in this commercial standard shall submit to the Director, National Bureau of Standards, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20234, the proposed change. Before a change is recommended, the Director, National Bureau of Standards, shall secure advice and consultation from public or private sources including particularly the household refrigerator manufacturing industry and the Children's Bureau of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and shall then forward such proposal with his recommendation to the Secretary of Commerce for such action as the Secretary deems appropriate.
CHAPTER III—BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
SUBCHAPTER A-MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS Part 363 China Trade Act regulations. 364 Trade fairs in the United States. 365 Mobile trade fairs. 366 Joint Export Associations.
SUBCHAPTER B-EXPORT REGULATIONS
368 U.S. Import Certificate and delivery verification procedure.
Special commodity policies and provisions. 377
Short supply controls. 378
Special nuclear controls. 379 Technical data. 380—384 [Reserved] 385
Special country policies and provisions. 386
Export clearance. 387 Enforcement. 388 Administrative proceedings. 389 Administrative reviews and appeals. 390 General orders. 391–398 [Reserved] 399 Commodity Control List and related matters.
SUBCHAPTER A-MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS
PART 363—CHINA TRADE ACT with the Secretary of Commerce at REGULATIONS
Washington, D.C., direct, when emanatSec.
ing within the United States, or with 363.1 Authority and effective date.
the Registrar for transmission to the 363.2 Definitions.
Secretary when emanating within China. 363.3 Articles of incorporation.
(b) The original articles of incorpora363.4 Holding shares of stock in other cor
tion shall be signed and acknowledged porations prohibited.
by all of the incorporators. 868.5 Application for certificate of incorporation.
(c) The articles of incorporation shall 863.6 Certificate of property value.
state the names, addresses, and nation963.7 Certificate of amendment to articles alities of the incorporators; the particuof incorporation.
lar business in which the corporation is to 363.8 Certificate of authorization for vol
engage so as to clearly show how the coruntary dissolution.
poration will aid in developing markets in 863.9 Certificate of authorization for ex
China for goods produced in the United tension.
States; and otherwise conform to the 869.10 Documents of stockholders' meeting to be filed.
requirements of section (b), subhead863.11 Fees.
ings (1) to (7), inclusive, of the China 363.12 Accredited agent.
Trade Act. 863.18 Appeal from decision of Registrar.
(d) Said articles shall also state the 363.14 Inspection of records.
name and address of the corporation's 863.15 Citizenship of incorporators, direc
accredited agent, who shall reside within tors, or officers.
the District of Columbia. Any successor 863.16 Annual report. 863.17 Filing documents.
to said agent shall be appointed as pro363.18 Statement to be filed before cortin vided for by $ 363.12, without amendcate is delivered.
ment to Articles of Incorporation (see 863.19 Forms.
sec. 20 (b) of the act. AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 363 (Secs. 4, 20 (b), 42 Stat. 850, 855, as amended; Issued under sec. 17, 42 Stat. 854; 15 U.S.C. 15 U.S.C. 144, 160) 157, unless otherwise noted.
§ 363.4 Holding shares of stock in other SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 363
corporations prohibited. appear at 13 F.R. 7633, Dec. 9, 1948, unless otherwise noted.
No corporation formed under the pro
visions of the China Trade Act shall 8 363.1 Authority and effective date.
purchase or acquire, either directly or Whereas the Secretary of Commerce is
indirectly, for investment purposes, authorized by the China Trade Act of
shares of stock of any corporation en1922, as amended, to make such regula
gaged in any activity prohibited by sections as may be necessary to carry into
tion 4(c) of the act. effect the functions vested in him or in
(Sec. 4, 42 Stat. 850, as amended; 15 U.S.C. the Registrar by said act, the regulations
144) in this part are hereby approved and adopted and shall become effective July § 363.5 Application for certificate of in. 1, 1935.
corporation. § 363.2 Definitions.
Persons desiring to incorporate under When used in this part, unless the
the provisions of the China Trade Act context otherwise indicates,
shall make application, in duplicate, for (a) The term "Secretary” means the
a certificate of incorporation. Secretary of Commerce;
§ 363.6 Certificate of property value. (b) The term "Registrar” means the Registrar of the China Trade Act; and
(a) Each certificate of property value
shall be filed in duplicate by the corpo(c) The term “corporation" means a
ration with the Registrar or the Seccorporation organized under the provisions of the China Trade Act (42 Stat.
retary, as the case may be.
(b) There shall be filed with each such 849, 43 Stat. 995; 15 U.S.C. 141-162).
certificate a statement in duplicate by 8 363.3 Articles of incorporation.
the owner of any property to be received (a) Articles of incorporation shall be by the corporation in payment for its filed in quintuplicate (accompanied by stock, showing the date he purchased the Application Form No. 1, in duplicate) same, the price paid therefor, and the