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U.S. CPSC Proposes Safety Standard for Infant Inclined Sleep Products

04-27-2017 05:02 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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U.S. CPSC Proposes Safety Standard for Infant Inclined Sleep

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a proposal for a new federal regulation: 16 CFR 1236 Safety Standard for Infant Inclined Sleep Products. If adopted, the proposed notice of rulemaking (NPR) will establish a standard and include Infant Inclined Sleep Products in the list of notice of requirements (NOR) released by the CPSC. The proposal clarifies that infant inclined sleep products fall within the category of “durable infant or toddler products.”

The rule proposes the adoption of an existing standard, created by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International, ASTM F3118-17 – Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Inclined Sleep Products. The NPR does, however, make one modification to the definition of “durable infant or nursery products”, under the consumer registration rule, in order to make sure infant inclined sleep products will not be misclassified as bassinets.

Under ASTM F3118-17, infant inclined sleep products are defined as:

“A freestanding product, intended to provide a sleeping accommodation for an infant up to approximately 5 months of age. It is generally supported by a stationary or rocker base with one or more inclined sleep surface position(s) for the seat back that is greater than 10° and does not exceed 30° from the horizontal.”

There are a number of different forms of infant inclined sleep products on the market. Initially, the CPSC tried to include infant inclined sleep products in a standard for bassinets and cradles but, when it became evident that a single standard could not effectively encompass all types, a separate NPR was ordered by the CPSC.

The CPSC issued the NPR on March 22, 2017, and will accept comments and recommendations until June 21, 2017. This forms part of the part of the rulemaking process required by the Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA).

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