Infant and Toddler Product Safety Regulations Updated
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a final rule making the following changes to its regulations requiring manufacturers of durable infant or toddler products to establish a consumer registration program.
- lists sling carriers, soft infant and toddler carriers, handheld infant carriers, and frame child carriers as a subset of infant carriers to clarify that these products are subject to the consumer registration rule
- clarifies that bedside sleepers are a subset of bassinets and subject to the consumer registration rule
- revises the term “changing tables” to “baby changing products”
- states the full statutory definition of “durable infant or toddler product” in the regulations
- specifies that the scope of each product category is further defined in the applicable mandatory standard
The CPSC states that this rule will become effective Oct. 24 except that contoured changing pads, a subcategory of baby changing products, will have to comply with this rule starting Sept. 24, 2020.