On April 20th, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued the Final Rule (16 CFR 1228) on the Revisions to Safety Standard for Sling Carriers. The revision specifies ASTM F2907-19 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Sling Carriers as a mandatory standard, replacing ASTM F2907-15.
ASTM F2907-19 includes revised requirements for test methods, labeling, and instructional literature to address two considerations in the way sling carriers are marketed and used. These considerations are:
- The use of sling carriers for two occupants (rather than one)
- Sling carriers that are marketed to carry more than the existing test weight of 35 pounds
ASTM F2907-19 also includes several revisions to clarify existing requirements, as well as editorial revisions that do not alter the substantive requirements or affect safety.
The rule is effective on July 6th, 2020, unless CPSC receives a significant adverse comment by May 20th, 2020.