US CPSC Updates Consumer Registration Rules for Durable Infant or Toddler Products
The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has amended 16 CFR 1130 – Requirements for Consumer Registration of Durable Infant or Toddler Products.
Published on September 24, 2019, the final rule amending 16 CFR 1130 makes the following changes:
• Definition of ‘durable infant or toddler product’ is updated to state the full statutory definition as defined in CPSIA 104(f) and states that a further definition of the listed product categories can be found in the applicable mandatory standards
• Adds hand-held infant carriers, soft infant and toddler carriers, sling carriers and frame child carriers as a subtype of infant carrier
• Adds bedside sleepers as a subset of bassinets and cradles
• Replaces ‘changing tables’ with ‘baby changing products’, making it consistent with the mandatory standard and thus including contoured changing pads within the scope
16 CFR 1130 makes it a statutory requirement for manufacturers and importers of durable infant and toddler products to establish a program for consumer registration. This will allow them to receive notifications in the event of a recall or safety alert.
The final rule becomes effective on:
• For product categories already covered by the rule – October 24, 2019.
• For contoured changing pads – September 24, 2020.
Stakeholders are advised to now ensure they conform to all US regulations regarding juvenile and childcare products.
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