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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is proposing to amend 16 CFR part 1130 Requirements for Consumer Registration of Durable Infant or Toddler Products to clarify rules and requirements for the said products.

The proposed amendment includes the following changes:

  • State the full statutory definition of “durable infant or toddler product” in section 104(f)(1)
  • Specify that the listed product categories are further defined in the applicable mandatory standards
  • List “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 they are subject to the consumer registration rule and to reflect each product category using the name of the applicable mandatory standard
  • Clarify that “bedside sleepers” are a subset of bassinets, to avoid confusion regarding whether they are subject to the consumer registration rule and to reflect the product name used in the mandatory standard
  • Revise the term “changing tables” to “baby changing products,” to reflect the product name used in the mandatory standard

CPSC is accepting comments on this proposal until December 24, 2018.

Effective dates for this proposed amendment are:

  • For product categories already covered by the consumer product registration rule: 30-day effective date after the publication of the final rule
  • For products not previously covered by the consumer products registration rule, specifically for contoured changing pads: 12-month effective date after the publication of the final rule

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