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The US CPSC has published the direct final rule to incorporate the latest version of the ASTM standard for Hand-Held Infant Carriers.

SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile ProductsNO. 080/20

 SG 08020 Carriers

On May 20, 2020, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published direct final rule 16 CFR 1225 revisions to safety standard for Hand-Held Infant Carriers. The rule incorporates the latest version of ASTM F2050-19 (Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Hand-Held Infant Carriers) with no modifications and will become effective on August 3, 2020. 

The standard defines hand-held-infant-carriers as “a freestanding, rigid-sided or semi-rigid-sided product intended to carry an occupant whose torso is completely supported by the product to facilitate transportation by a caregiver by means of hand-holds or handles”.

Below are two significant changes in ASTM F2050-19:

  • The “hand-held infant carrier” definition now includes semi-rigid-sided products. This is harmonized with the definition in 16 CFR 1225
  • Added warning statement and pictogram requirements in regard to fall hazards with shopping cart use

Copy of the standard can be purchased at https://www.astm.org/Standards/F2050.htm

Final rule 16 CFR 1225: [https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/05/20/2020-09166/safety-standard-for-hand-held-infant-carriers]

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