Drawstrings on Children’s Upper Outerwear

This rule specifies that children’s upper outerwear garments that have neck or hood drawstrings have characteristics that constitute substantial product hazards

Rulemaking

Final Rule: July 19, 2011

 

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 authorizes the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to specify, by rule, for any consumer product or class of consumer products, characteristics whose existence or absence shall be deemed a substantial product hazard under certain circumstances. We are issuing a final rule to determine that children's upper outerwear garments in sizes 2T to 12 or the equivalent, which have neck or hood drawstrings, and in sizes 2T to 16 or the equivalent, which have waist or bottom drawstrings that do not meet specified criteria, present substantial product hazards.

 

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