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US CPSC Issues Direct Final Rule for Bedside Sleepers

SafeGuardSToys and Juvenile ProductsMay 19, 2023

SG 62/23

US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a direct final rule to incorporate the latest version of the ASTM standard for bedside sleepers.

On May 9, 2023, CPSC published direct final rule 16 CFR 1222 with revisions to the safety standard for bedside sleepers. The rule incorporates the latest version of ASTM F2906–23 (Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bedside Sleepers) with a modification and will become effective on August 5, 2023, provided CPSC do not receive significant adverse comments by June 8, 2023.

The modification in the standard replaces ASTM F2194 references in sections 2.1, 5.1, 5.6, 7.1 and 8.1 with the mandatory standard for bassinets and cradles, 16 CFR 1218.

The standard defines bedside sleeper as, “a rigid frame assembly that may be combined with a fabric or mesh assembly, or both, used to function as sides, ends, or floor or a combination thereof, and that is intended to provide a sleeping environment for infants and is secured to an adult bed”.

Copy of the standard can be purchased here.

Final rule 16 CFR 1222

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