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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a direct final rule on the safety standard for non-full size (NFS) baby cribs and play yards.

The rule incorporates ASTM F406-17, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards, effective September 10, 2018. ASTM F406-17, was approved in December 2017, and published in January 2018.

On March 14, 2018, ASTM notified CPSC that ASTM F406 had been revised with a 2017 version for NFS cribs. ASTM F406-17 incorporates Section 6.10, which allowed for retightening of screws and bolts during testing, was removed. The removal of section 6.10 harmonized ASTM F406 with 16 CFR 1220.2(b)(3).

The direct final rule was released on June 6, 2018.

 

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