Baby Bouncers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff is providing technical support for voluntary standard activities related to infant bouncer seats.
July 09, 2007

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff is providing technical support for voluntary standard activities related to infant bouncer seats. A bouncer seat is a freestanding product intended to support an infant in a reclined position to facilitate bouncing by the infant, with the aid of a caregiver or by other means, and is intended for infants who have not developed the ability to sit up unassisted (approximately 0 to 6 months old). CPSC staff is working with the ASTM F15.21 Infant Carriers, Bouncers and Baby Swings Subcommittee to revise performance requirements for ASTM F2167-05b Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Bouncer Seats.

 

In 2005, there were an estimated 1,900 bouncer-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments. CPSC also has reports of three bouncer-related infant deaths that occurred from 2001-2003.

 

CPSC staff is currently working with ASTM to address issues related to bouncer safety including falls from elevated surfaces, stability, and toy bar attachments.

 

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