CPSC Reviewing Information Collections on Infant Walkers, Conformity Assessment Bodies
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is accepting comments through Aug. 5 on the proposed extension of information collections associated with the following.
Infant Walkers. Section 9.1 of ASTM F977-07 (which has been incorporated by reference in the safety standard for infant walkers) requires infant walkers to be provided with easy-to-read instructions regarding assembly, maintenance, cleaning and use. The CPSC states that there are 16 known firms supplying infant walkers to the U.S. market and that while all of them are assumed to use labels already on both their products and their packaging, they might need to make some modifications to their existing labels as a result of the mandatory rule.
Conformity Assessment Body Registration Form. To evaluate whether third-party conformity assessment bodies meet the requirements to test for compliance to specified children’s product safety rules, CPSC Form 223 gathers information related to the applicant’s location, accreditation and ownership. Under a final rule that took effect June 10, this form must be used upon initial application by a third-party conformity assessment body for acceptance by the CPSC, whenever any of the information on the form changes, and at least every two years as part of a regular audit process.