Tuesday, May 04, 2010
CPSC To Propose Toddler Bed Safety Standard
Good news for parents! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is proposing a new standard that would address the safety of toddler beds.
This standard is proposed under the direction of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and would address a variety of safety issues relating to toddler beds.
These would include entrapment in bed end structures, entrapment between the guardrail and siderail, and entrapment in the mattress support system. It also would address component failures of the bed support system and guardrails as well as corner post extensions that can catch clothing.
These standards, which apply to beds used by children under age five, are required to be as stringent - and in some cases more stringent - than the voluntary standards currently in place, if the Commission determines it would reduce injuries associated with the beds.
The CPSC is accepting comments relating to instructional information and carton marking requirements required by the proposed rule by May 28. They should be directed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: CPSC Desk Officer via fax at (202) 395-6974, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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