On March 30, 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published in the Federal Register a final rule [Docket No. CPSC–2015–0019] containing safety standards for infant bath tubs in response to the direction of section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), also known as the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act. Section 104 requires the 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 CPSC concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product.
In addition, the CPSC is amending its regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies to include the mandatory standard for infant bath tubs in the list of notices of requirements (NORs) issued by the CPSC.
The rule will become effective October 2, 2017. The incorporation by reference of the publication listed in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of October 2, 2017.