U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Approves New Final Rule on Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers

On 28 March, 2014 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously voted (3 to 0) to approve safety standard final rule for Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers pursuant to Section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
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FAIRFIELD, N.J. - May 13, 2014 - PRLog -- The standard will be added to the Code of Federal Regulations (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-28/pdf/2014-06771.pdf) at 16 CFR Part 1227. The final rule also amends the 16 CFR 1112 Third Party Conformity Assessment Bodies requirements to include the standard Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers in the list with other children’s products.

Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers – Definition

Soft infant and toddler carriers are normally sewn fabric designed to carry a full-term infant or toddler, generally upright, close to the caregiver.  The rule incorporates by reference the current ASTM F2236-14 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers without modification.

The final rule will become effective on September 29, 2014 and will apply to products manufactured or imported on or after that date.

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