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Proposed Safety Standard for Infant Sleep Products Gets Longer Comment Period

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has extended through Feb. 26 the deadline for comments on revisions to a proposed rule that would establish a mandatory safety standard for infant sleep products.

The CPSC’s supplemental proposed rule would establish a standard for products that (1) provide sleeping accommodations for infants and (2) are not currently covered by the standards for bassinets/cradles, cribs (full-size and non-full size), play yards, and bedside sleepers. This standard would incorporate by reference ASTM F 3118-17a with modifications to require that (1) the seat back angle intended for sleep must be equal to or less than 10 degrees and (2) the infant sleep product must meet the requirements for a bassinet/cradle in the standard at 16 CFR part 1218.

The CPSC also proposes to (1) identify infant sleep products as a category of durable infant or toddler products under section 104(f) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which would require the establishment of registration programs for such products, and (2) add infant sleep products to the list of products that require third-party testing and certification.

For more information, please contact trade consultant Ned Steiner at (202) 730-4970.

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