The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff is providing technical support for voluntary standards activities to address hazards associated with strollers. For the time period 1995-2005, there were 22 stroller-related deaths for children under the age of 5 reported to CPSC. A majority of these deaths involved suffocation, entrapment or positional asphyxiation of an infant. Based on a study conducted in 2000, there were numerous non-fatal incidents associated with strollers involving a variety of hazards such as instability, collapse, and non-functioning restraint systems.
CPSC staff participated in activities to develop and revise requirements for ASTM F833-07, Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Carriages and Strollers, to address stability, impact testing, passive containment and shoulder straps. A revised standard was recently approved.
Voluntary Standard and Code Activities:
CPSC Staff Reports, Memoranda and Contracts:
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