PROPOSED RULE: April 28, 2010
Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (‘‘CPSIA’’) requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (‘‘Commission,’’ ‘‘CPSC’’) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ‘‘substantially the same as’’ applicable voluntary standards or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is proposing a safety standard for toddler beds in response to the direction under section 104(b) of the CPSIA. The proposed safety standard would address entrapment in bed end structures, entrapment between the guardrail and side rail, entrapment in the mattress support system, and component failures of the bed support system and guardrails. The proposed standard also addresses corner post extensions that can catch items worn by a child.
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