On September 24th, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a Final Rule to Amend the Requirements for Consumer Registration of Durable Infant or Toddler Products.
The CPSC has finalized an amendment to clarify the scope of products covered by the rule:
- Includes the full statutory definition of “durable infant or toddler product;”
- Clarifies that the scope of each listed product category is further defined in the applicable mandatory standard;
- Lists “sling carriers,” “soft infant and toddler carriers,” “handheld infant carriers,” and “frame child carriers” as a subset of infant carriers, to avoid confusion regarding whether these products are subject to the consumer registration rule, and to reflect each product category using the name of the applicable mandatory standard;
- Also clarifies that “bedside sleepers” are a subset of bassinets, to avoid confusion regarding whether bedside sleepers are subject to the consumer registration rule, and to reflect the product name used in the mandatory standard; and
- Revises the term “changing tables” to “baby changing products,” to reflect the product name used in the mandatory standard.
The rule will become effective on October 24, 2019.
Compliance Date for Contoured Changing Pads: Contoured changing pads, a subcategory of baby changing products in § 1130.2(a)(14), must comply with this rule starting on September 24, 2020.
Separately, the CPSC published a direct final rule for infant bath seats to incorporate ASTM F1967-19, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Bath Seats as a mandatory standard. The rule will become effective on December 22nd, 2019, unless the Commission receives adverse comments by October 21st, 2019.