SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile Products NO. 137/19
The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has published revisions to the direct final rules to incorporate the latest version of the ASTM standards for Full-Size Baby Cribs, Carriages and Strollers and Infant Bouncer Seats.
Full-Size Baby Cribs
On July 23, 2019, the CPSC published the direct final rule, 16 CFR 1219, revisions to safety standards for Full-Size Baby Cribs. The rule incorporates the latest version of ASTM F1169-19 (Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Full-Size Baby Cribs) with no modification, and will become effective on October 28, 2019.
The standard defines a Full-Size Crib as “a bed that is designed to provide sleeping accommodations for an infant that is intended for use in the home and is within a range of ±2 in. (±5.1 cm) of the interior length or width dimensions specified for full-size baby cribs in 5.7”.
Copies of the standard can be purchased at https://www.astm.org/Standards/F1169.htm
Carriages and Strollers
On August 2, 2019, the CPSC published the direct final rule, 16 CFR 1227, revisions to safety standards for Carriages and Strollers. The rule incorporates the latest version of ASTM F833-19 (Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Carriages and Strollers) with no modification, and will become effective on November 5, 2019.
The standard defines a Carriage as any “wheeled vehicle generally used for the transport of an infant who is generally in a lying down position. The motive power is supplied by a person or persons pushing or pulling on a handle attached to the vehicle. A carriage may be capable of being folded for storage”. Strollers are defined in the standard as “wheeled vehicle for the transport of infants or children generally in a sitting-up or semi-reclined position. The motive power is supplied by a person moving at a walking rate while pushing on a handle attached to the stroller. A stroller generally is capable of being folded for storage. Strollers normally are used for children from infancy to 36 months of age”.
Copies of the standard can be purchased at https://www.astm.org/Standards/F833.htm
Infant Bouncer Seats
On September 6, 2019, the CPSC published the direct final rule, 16 CFR 1229, revisions to safety standards for Infant Bouncer Seats. The rule incorporates the latest version of ASTM F2167-19 (Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Bouncer Seats) with no modification, and will become effective on December 14, 2019.
The standard defines an Infant Bouncer Seat as “a freestanding product intended to support an occupant in a reclined position to facilitate bouncing by the occupant, with the aid of a caregiver or by other means. Intended occupants are infants who have not developed the ability to sit up unassisted (approximately 0 to 6 months of age).”
Copies of the standard can be purchased at https://www.astm.org/Standards/F2167.htm
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