Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Third Party Testing of Children's Products, 26653-26656 [2019-11967]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Notices Title of Collection: Regulation I: Disclosure Requirements for Depository Institutions Lacking Federal Deposit Insurance (12 CFR 1009). OMB Control Number: 3170–0062. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Private Sector. Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 136. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,652. Abstract: 12 CFR 1009 applies to all depository institutions lacking Federal deposit insurance. It requires the disclosure of certain insurance-related information in periodic statements, account records, locations where deposits are normally received, and advertising. This part also requires such depository institutions to obtain a written acknowledgment from depositors regarding the institution’s lack of Federal deposit insurance. Request for Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the Bureau’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methods and the assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 4, 2019. Darrin A. King, Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2019–12005 Filed 6–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. CPSC–2010–0038] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Third Party Testing of Children’s Products Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announces that the CPSC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information for Third Party Testing of Children’s Products, approved previously under OMB Control No. 3041–0159. In the Federal Register of March 13, 2019, the CPSC published a notice to announce the agency’s intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission did not receive any comments on the proposed extension of approval. By publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information, without change. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by July 8, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit comments about this request by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov or fax: 202– 395–6881. Comments by mail should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the CPSC, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. In addition, written comments that are sent to OMB, also should be submitted electronically at: http:// www.regulations.gov, under Docket No. CPSC–2010–0038. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bretford Griffin, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504–7037, or by email to: bgriffin@ cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Third Party Testing of Children’s Products. OMB Number: 3041–0159. Type of Review: Renewal of collection for third party testing of children’s products and inclusion of the following into this collection of information: (1) The previously approved burden for marking and labeling of certain durable infant and toddler products; (2) the labeling requirements set forth in the rule establishing requirements for electrically operated toys or other electrically operated articles intended for children (16 CFR part 1505) (electrically operated toys and other articles rule) and the recordkeeping requirements set forth in the rule that are not also covered by the Commission’s third party testing rule at 16 CFR part 1107; and (3) recordkeeping SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26653 and labelling requirements set forth in the ban on articles known as ‘‘baby bouncers’’ or ‘‘walker-jumpers,’’ or similar articles that are not covered by 16 CFR part 1216 and that are not also covered by the testing rule or the rules issued under section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (baby bouncer/walker-jumper rule, 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(6) and 1500.86(a)(4)). General Description of Collection Testing and Certification: On November 8, 2011, the Commission issued two rules for implementing third party testing and certification of children’s products, as required by section 14 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA): • Testing and Labeling Pertaining to Product Certification (76 FR 69482, codified at 16 CFR part 1107; the testing rule); and • Conditions and Requirements for Relying on Component Part Testing or Certification, or Another Party’s Finished Product Testing or Certification to Meet Testing and Certification Requirements (76 FR 69547, codified at 16 CFR part 1109; the component part rule). The testing rule establishes requirements for manufacturers to conduct initial third party testing and certification of children’s products, testing when there has been a material change in the product, continuing testing (periodic testing), and guarding against undue influence. A final rule on Representative Samples for Periodic Testing of Children’s Products (77 FR 72205, Dec. 5, 2012) amended the testing rule to require that representative samples be selected for periodic testing of children’s products. The component part rule, a companion to the testing rule, is intended to reduce third party testing burdens by providing all parties involved in the required testing and certifying of children’s products the flexibility to conduct or rely upon testing that is the easiest and least expensive. Certification of a children’s product can be based upon one or more of the following: (a) Component part testing; (b) component part certification; (c) another party’s finished product testing; or (d) another party’s finished product certification. Section 1107.26 of the testing rule states the records required for testing and selecting representative samples, including a certificate, and records documenting third party testing and related sampling plans. 16 CFR 1107.26. These requirements largely overlap the recordkeeping requirements in the component part rule, codified at 16 CFR E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 26654 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Notices 1109.5(g). Duplicate recordkeeping is not required; records need to be created and maintained only once to meet the applicable recordkeeping requirements. The component part rule also requires records that enable tracing a product or component back to the entity that had a product tested for compliance. The rule also requires attestations of due care to ensure test result integrity. Section 104 Rules: The Commission has issued 22 rules for durable infant and toddler products under section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) (section 104 rules). Section 104 rules issued to date appear in Table 1. Each section 104 rule contains requirements for marking, labeling, and instructional literature: • Each product and the shipping container must have a permanent label or marking that identifies the name and address (city, state, and zip code) of the manufacturer, distributor, or seller. • A permanent code mark or other product identification shall be provided on the product and its package or shipping container, if multiple packaging is used. The code will identify the date (month and year) of manufacture and permit future identification of any given model. Each standard also requires products to include easy-to-read and understand instructions regarding assembly, maintenance, cleaning, use, and adjustments, where applicable. OMB has assigned control numbers for the estimated burden to comply with marking and labeling requirements in each section 104 rule. With this renewal, CPSC is moving the marking and labeling burden requirements for eight (8) additional section 104 rules issued since the last renewal in 2016 into the collection of information for Third Party Testing of Children’s Products. The paperwork burdens associated with the section 104 rules are appropriately included in the collection for Third Party Testing of Children’s Products because all of the section 104 products are also required to be third party tested. Having all of the burden hours under one collection for children’s products provides one OMB control number and eases the administrative burden of renewing multiple collections. CPSC will discontinue using the OMB control numbers currently assigned to individual section 104 rules. The discontinued OMB control numbers are listed in Table 1. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 Electrically Operated Toys and Other Articles: The requirements for electrically operated toys and other electrically operated articles intended for use by children are set forth in 16 CFR part 1505. The regulation establishes certain criteria to use in determining whether electrically operated toys and other electrically operated children’s products are banned, and requires that certain warning and identification labeling be included on both the product and the packaging. The regulation also requires that manufacturers establish a quality assurance program to assure compliance and to keep records pertaining to the quality assurance program. Additionally, manufacturers or importers must keep records of the sale and distribution of the products. CPSC currently has an OMB control number (3041–0035) for the estimated burden in complying with the requirements for electrically operated toys and other articles. Because most of the recordkeeping requirements in this information collection are essentially the same as those of the testing rule, with this renewal, we are moving the marking and labeling burden requirement into the collection of information for Third Party Testing of Children’s Products to avoid doublecounting the burden. If this renewal request is approved, CPSC will request termination of the existing OMB control number for this information collection. Baby-Bouncer/Walker-Jumper Rule: The requirements for baby bouncers, baby walkers, and similar articles that are not covered by 16 CFR part 1216 (Safety Standard for Infant Walkers) is set forth under 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(6) and 1500.86(a)(4). The regulation establishes certain criteria to use in determining whether certain baby-bouncers, walkerjumpers, or similar products are banned. The regulation requires that each product be labelled with information that will permit future identification by the manufacturer of the particular model of bouncer or walker-jumper. In addition, records of sale, distribution, and results of tests and inspections must be kept for three years and made available to CPSC upon request. Products covered under this regulation are not duplicative of an existing section 104 rule. CPSC currently has an OMB control number (3041–0035) for the estimated burden in complying with the requirements in this regulation. Because most of the recordkeeping requirements PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in this information collection are essentially the same as those of the testing rule, with this renewal, we are moving the recordkeeping requirements into the collection of information for Third Party Testing of Children’s Products to avoid double-counting the burden. If this renewal request is approved, CPSC will request termination of the existing OMB control number for this information collection. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Manufacturers and importers of children’s products subject to a children’s product safety rule. Estimated Number of Respondents Testing and Certification: Recordkeeping requirements in parts 1107 and 1109 apply to all manufacturers or importers of children’s products that are covered by one or more children’s product safety rules promulgated and/or enforced by the CPSC. To estimate the number of respondents, we reviewed every industry category in the NAICS and selected those industry categories that included firms that could manufacture or sell such children’s products. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, we determined that there are more than 37,000 manufacturers, almost 80,000 wholesalers, and about 128,000 retailers in these categories. However, not all of the firms in these categories manufacture or import children’s products that are covered by children’s product safety rules. Therefore, these numbers would constitute a high estimate of the number of firms that are subject to the recordkeeping requirements. Accordingly, when calculating the recordkeeping burden, CPSC relies on estimates of the number of children’s products that are manufactured or imported. We estimate that approximately 300,000 non-apparel children’s products and approximately 1.2 million children’s apparel and footwear products are covered by the rules. Section 104 Rules: Table 1 summarizes the section 104 rules for durable infant and toddler products subject to the marking and labeling requirement that have been or are now being moved into OMB control number 3041–0159. Table 1 contains the estimated number of manufacturers and models and the total respondent hours. The 8 new section 104 rules being moved into this information collection are shown in bold text. E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 26655 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Notices TABLE 1—ESTIMATED BURDEN FOR MARKING AND LABELING IN SECTION 104 RULES Discontinued OMB control Nbr Description 12 19 111 72 80 39 34 13 6 18 78 44 100 1,000 26 14 83 17 2 4 10 4 13 2 4 2 8 2 2 3 7 2 4 3 3 2 24 76 1,110 288 1,040 78 136 26 48 36 156 132 700 * 8,500 104 42 249 34 7 27 141 52 1 2 6 2 7 54 846 104 ........................ ........................ 13,790 Mfrs 3041–0145 3041–0141 3041–0150 3041–0157 3041–0147 3041–0147 3041–0152 3041–0160 3041–0155 3041–0149 3041–0158 3041–0162 3041–0164 3041–0167 3041–0174 3041–0166 3041–0173 3041–0172 .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. 1215 1216 1217 1218 1219 1220 1221 1222 1223 1224 1225 1226 1227 1228 1229 1230 1231 1232 3041–0170 3041–0171 3041–0175 3041–0178 .............. .............. .............. .............. 1233 1234 1235 1237 Safety Standard for Infant Bath Seats ....................... Safety Standard for Infant Walkers ............................ Safety Standard for Toddler Beds .............................. Safety Standard for Bassinets and Cradles ............... Safety Standard for Full-Size Cribs ............................ Safety Standard for Non-Full-Size Cribs .................... Safety Standard for Play Yards .................................. Safety Standard for Infant Bedside Sleepers ............. Safety Standard for Swings ........................................ Safety Standard for Portable Bedrails ........................ Safety Standard for Hand-Held Infant Carriers .......... Safety Standard for Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers Safety Standard for Carriages and Strollers .............. Safety Standard for Sling Carriers ......................... Safety Standard for Infant Bouncer Seats ............. Safety Standard for Frame Child Carriers .................. Safety Standard for High Chairs ............................. Safety Standard for Children’s Folding Chairs and Stools. Safety Standard for Hook-On-Chairs ...................... Safety Standard for Infant Bath Tubs .................... Safety Standard for Baby Changing Products ...... Safety Standard for Booster Seats ......................... ........................ ..................................................................................... Total Burden Hours. Total respondent hours 16 CFR part Models * Includes 6,500 hours for instructional literature. Electrically Operated Toys and Other Articles Rule: CPSC staff estimates that about 40 manufacturers and importers are subject to this regulation. Baby-Bouncer/Walker-Jumper Rule: CPSC staff estimates that about 6 firms are subject to the testing and recordkeeping requirements of this regulation. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Estimated Time per Response Testing and Certification: Based on the comments we received on the proposed testing rule, we revised the estimated number of children’s products that are affected, as well as the hourly recordkeeping burden estimate. We estimate that approximately 300,000 non-apparel children’s products are covered by the rule and that an average of 5 hours will be needed for the recordkeeping associated with these products per year. We also estimate that there are approximately 1.2 million children’s apparel and footwear products, for which an average of 3 hours of recordkeeping will be required per year. Manufacturers that are required to conduct periodic testing have an additional recordkeeping burden estimated at 4 hours per representative sampling plan. Section 104 Rules: Each section 104 rule contains a similar analysis for marking and labeling that estimates the time to make any necessary changes to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 marking and labeling requirements at one hour per model. Electrically Operated Toys and Other Articles: Products subject to this regulation are also subject to the requirements of the testing rule. Therefore, the burden of any duplicative recordkeeping requirements will not be reported here, as they were in the cancelled information collection, to avoid double-counting the burden. CPSC staff estimates that the additional burden imposed by this regulation over that imposed by the testing rule, is 30 minutes per product to maintain sales and distribution records for 3 years, and 1 hour to make labeling changes per model. Baby-Bouncer/Walker-Jumpers: CPSC staff estimates that firms will spend 1 hour per model on recordkeeping requirements, and 1 hour per model on labeling requirements. Total Estimated Annual Burden Testing and Certification: The total estimated annual burden for recordkeeping associated with the testing rule is 5.1 million hours (300,000 non-apparel children’s products × 5 hours per non-apparel children’s product + 1,200,000 children’s apparel products × 3 hours per children’s apparel product = 1.5 million hours + 3.6 million hours, or a total of 5.1 million hours). Potential additional PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 annual burden associated with use of a representative sampling plan and component part testing are described next. Representative Sampling Plans for Periodic Testing: We estimate that if each product line averages 50 individual models or styles, then a total of 30,000 individual representative sampling plans (1.5 million children’s products ÷ 50 models or styles) would need to be developed and documented. This would require 120,000 hours (30,000 plans × 4 hours per plan). If each product line averages 10 individual models or styles, then a total of 150,000 different representative sampling plans (1.5 million children’s products ÷ 10 models or styles) would need to be documented. This would require 600,000 hours (150,000 plans × 4 hours per plan). Accordingly, the requirement to document the basis for selecting representative samples could increase the estimated annual burden by up to 600,000 hours. Component Part Testing: The component part rule shifts some testing costs and some recordkeeping costs to component part and finished product suppliers, because some testing will be performed by these parties, rather than by the finished product certifiers (manufacturers and importers). Even if a finished product certifier can rely entirely on component part and finished E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 26656 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Notices product suppliers for all required testing, the finished product supplier will still have some recordkeeping burden to create and maintain a finished product certificate. Therefore, although the component part testing rule may reduce the total cost of the testing required by the testing and certification rule, the rule increases the estimated annual recordkeeping burden for those who choose to use component part testing. Because we do not know how many companies participate in component part testing and supply test reports or certifications to other certifiers in the supply chain, we have no concrete data to estimate the recordkeeping and third party disclosure requirements in the component part rule. Likewise, no clear method exists for estimating the number of finished product certifiers who conduct their own component part testing. In the component part rulemaking, we suggested that the recordkeeping burden for the component part testing rule could amount to 10 percent of the burden estimated for the testing and labeling rule. 76 FR 69546, 69579 (Nov. 8, 2011). Currently, we have no basis to change this estimate. In addition to recordkeeping, the component part rule requires third party disclosure of test reports and certificates, if any, to a certifier who intends to rely on such documents to issue its own certificate. Without data, allocation of burden estimation between the recordkeeping and third party disclosure requirements is difficult. However, based on our previous analysis, we continue to estimate that creating and maintaining records accounts for approximately 90 percent of the burden, while the third party disclosure burden is much less, perhaps approximately 10 percent. Therefore, if we continue to use the estimate that component part testing will amount to about 10 percent of the burden estimated for the testing rule, then the hour burden of the component part rule is estimated to be about 510,000 hours total annually (10% of 5.1 million hours), allocating 459,000 hours for recordkeeping and 51,000 hours for third party disclosure. Section 104 Rules: The burden for marking and labeling for each section 104 rule is provided in Table 1. The estimated total number of respondent hours is 13,790. Electrically Operated Toys and Other Articles Rule: Assuming each of the 40 firms produces 10 new models per year, the estimated annual burden is 200 hours for recordkeeping (40 firms × .5 hour × 10 models) and 400 hours for VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 labeling changes (40 firms × 1 hour × 10 models), for a total estimated annual burden of 600 hours. Baby-Bouncer/Walker-Jumper Rule: Firms are expected to test, on average, four new models per year. Accordingly, the estimated annual burden is 12 hours on recordkeeping (6 firms × 1 hour × 2 models), and 12 hours on labeling (6 firms × 1 hour × 2 models), for a total estimated annual burden of 24 hours per year. Alberta E. Mills, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–11967 Filed 6–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2012–0026] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Requirements Pertaining to Third Party Conformity Assessment Bodies Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the CPSC’s Requirements Pertaining to Third Party Conformity Assessment Bodies (OMB No. 3041–0156). In the Federal Register of March 21, 2019, the CPSC published a notice to announce the agency’s intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission received no comments. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information, without change. DATES: Submit written comments on this request for extension of approval of information collection by July 8, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit comments about this request by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov or fax: 202– 395–6881. Comments by mail should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the CPSC, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. In addition, written comments that are sent to OMB also should be SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submitted electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, under Docket No. CPSC–2012–0026. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bretford J. Griffin, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504–7037, or by email to: bfriffin@ cpsc.gov. CPSC has submitted the following currently approved collection of information to OMB for extension: Title: Requirements Pertaining to Third Party Conformity Assessment Bodies. OMB Number: 3041–0156. Type of Review: Renewal of collection. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Third party conformity assessment bodies seeking acceptance of accreditation or continuing accreditation. Estimated Burden: • New Applications from Third Party Conformity Assessment Bodies. Æ We estimate approximately 40 new applications from independent third party conformity assessment bodies will be submitted per year, taking an estimated 75 minutes to complete the initial application materials, with an estimated burden of 50 hours per year. Æ We estimate approximately 3 firewalled third party conformity assessment bodies will apply per year, taking an estimated 8.4 hours to complete the initial application materials, with an estimated burden of 25.2 hours per year. Æ We estimate approximately 4 governmental third party conformity assessment bodies will apply per year, taking an estimated 3 hours to complete the initial application materials, with an estimated burden of 12 hours per year. • Third party conformity assessment bodies updating information. Æ We estimate that approximately 5 third party conformity assessment bodies will take 15 minutes to update information for only those elements of information that need updating, with an estimated burden of 1.35 hours per year. • Third party conformity assessment bodies that subcontracts out tests. Æ We estimate that approximately 27 third party conformity assessment bodies will take 7 minutes to comply with the subcontracting recordkeeping requirement for an estimated 68,769 subcontract test, with an estimated of approximately 8,023 hours per year. • Third party conformity assessment bodies that voluntarily withdraw. Æ We estimate approximately 8 third party conformity assessment bodies will SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

[Docket No. CPSC-2010-0038]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Third Party Testing of Children's Products

AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (PRA) of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 
announces that the CPSC has submitted to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of 
information for Third Party Testing of Children's Products, approved 
previously under OMB Control No. 3041-0159. In the Federal Register of 
March 13, 2019, the CPSC published a notice to announce the agency's 
intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of 
information. The Commission did not receive any comments on the 
proposed extension of approval. By publication of this notice, the 
Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for 
extension of approval of that collection of information, without 
change.

DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of 
information by July 8, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments about this request by email: 
OIRA[email protected] or fax: 202-395-6881. Comments by mail 
should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the CPSC, Office of Management and Budget, 
Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. In addition, 
written comments that are sent to OMB, also should be submitted 
electronically at: http://www.regulations.gov, under Docket No. CPSC-
2010-0038.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bretford Griffin, Consumer Product 
Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 
504-7037, or by email to: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Third Party Testing of Children's Products.
    OMB Number: 3041-0159.
    Type of Review: Renewal of collection for third party testing of 
children's products and inclusion of the following into this collection 
of information: (1) The previously approved burden for marking and 
labeling of certain durable infant and toddler products; (2) the 
labeling requirements set forth in the rule establishing requirements 
for electrically operated toys or other electrically operated articles 
intended for children (16 CFR part 1505) (electrically operated toys 
and other articles rule) and the recordkeeping requirements set forth 
in the rule that are not also covered by the Commission's third party 
testing rule at 16 CFR part 1107; and (3) recordkeeping and labelling 
requirements set forth in the ban on articles known as ``baby 
bouncers'' or ``walker-jumpers,'' or similar articles that are not 
covered by 16 CFR part 1216 and that are not also covered by the 
testing rule or the rules issued under section 104 of the Consumer 
Product Safety Improvement Act (baby bouncer/walker-jumper rule, 16 CFR 
1500.18(a)(6) and 1500.86(a)(4)).

General Description of Collection

    Testing and Certification: On November 8, 2011, the Commission 
issued two rules for implementing third party testing and certification 
of children's products, as required by section 14 of the Consumer 
Product Safety Act (CPSA):
     Testing and Labeling Pertaining to Product Certification 
(76 FR 69482, codified at 16 CFR part 1107; the testing rule); and
     Conditions and Requirements for Relying on Component Part 
Testing or Certification, or Another Party's Finished Product Testing 
or Certification to Meet Testing and Certification Requirements (76 FR 
69547, codified at 16 CFR part 1109; the component part rule).
    The testing rule establishes requirements for manufacturers to 
conduct initial third party testing and certification of children's 
products, testing when there has been a material change in the product, 
continuing testing (periodic testing), and guarding against undue 
influence. A final rule on Representative Samples for Periodic Testing 
of Children's Products (77 FR 72205, Dec. 5, 2012) amended the testing 
rule to require that representative samples be selected for periodic 
testing of children's products.
    The component part rule, a companion to the testing rule, is 
intended to reduce third party testing burdens by providing all parties 
involved in the required testing and certifying of children's products 
the flexibility to conduct or rely upon testing that is the easiest and 
least expensive. Certification of a children's product can be based 
upon one or more of the following: (a) Component part testing; (b) 
component part certification; (c) another party's finished product 
testing; or (d) another party's finished product certification.
    Section 1107.26 of the testing rule states the records required for 
testing and selecting representative samples, including a certificate, 
and records documenting third party testing and related sampling plans. 
16 CFR 1107.26. These requirements largely overlap the recordkeeping 
requirements in the component part rule, codified at 16 CFR

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1109.5(g). Duplicate recordkeeping is not required; records need to be 
created and maintained only once to meet the applicable recordkeeping 
requirements. The component part rule also requires records that enable 
tracing a product or component back to the entity that had a product 
tested for compliance. The rule also requires attestations of due care 
to ensure test result integrity.
    Section 104 Rules: The Commission has issued 22 rules for durable 
infant and toddler products under section 104 of the Consumer Product 
Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) (section 104 rules). Section 104 
rules issued to date appear in Table 1. Each section 104 rule contains 
requirements for marking, labeling, and instructional literature:
     Each product and the shipping container must have a 
permanent label or marking that identifies the name and address (city, 
state, and zip code) of the manufacturer, distributor, or seller.
     A permanent code mark or other product identification 
shall be provided on the product and its package or shipping container, 
if multiple packaging is used. The code will identify the date (month 
and year) of manufacture and permit future identification of any given 
model.
    Each standard also requires products to include easy-to-read and 
understand instructions regarding assembly, maintenance, cleaning, use, 
and adjustments, where applicable.
    OMB has assigned control numbers for the estimated burden to comply 
with marking and labeling requirements in each section 104 rule. With 
this renewal, CPSC is moving the marking and labeling burden 
requirements for eight (8) additional section 104 rules issued since 
the last renewal in 2016 into the collection of information for Third 
Party Testing of Children's Products. The paperwork burdens associated 
with the section 104 rules are appropriately included in the collection 
for Third Party Testing of Children's Products because all of the 
section 104 products are also required to be third party tested. Having 
all of the burden hours under one collection for children's products 
provides one OMB control number and eases the administrative burden of 
renewing multiple collections. CPSC will discontinue using the OMB 
control numbers currently assigned to individual section 104 rules. The 
discontinued OMB control numbers are listed in Table 1.
    Electrically Operated Toys and Other Articles: The requirements for 
electrically operated toys and other electrically operated articles 
intended for use by children are set forth in 16 CFR part 1505. The 
regulation establishes certain criteria to use in determining whether 
electrically operated toys and other electrically operated children's 
products are banned, and requires that certain warning and 
identification labeling be included on both the product and the 
packaging. The regulation also requires that manufacturers establish a 
quality assurance program to assure compliance and to keep records 
pertaining to the quality assurance program. Additionally, 
manufacturers or importers must keep records of the sale and 
distribution of the products.
    CPSC currently has an OMB control number (3041-0035) for the 
estimated burden in complying with the requirements for electrically 
operated toys and other articles. Because most of the recordkeeping 
requirements in this information collection are essentially the same as 
those of the testing rule, with this renewal, we are moving the marking 
and labeling burden requirement into the collection of information for 
Third Party Testing of Children's Products to avoid double-counting the 
burden. If this renewal request is approved, CPSC will request 
termination of the existing OMB control number for this information 
collection.
    Baby-Bouncer/Walker-Jumper Rule: The requirements for baby 
bouncers, baby walkers, and similar articles that are not covered by 16 
CFR part 1216 (Safety Standard for Infant Walkers) is set forth under 
16 CFR 1500.18(a)(6) and 1500.86(a)(4). The regulation establishes 
certain criteria to use in determining whether certain baby-bouncers, 
walker-jumpers, or similar products are banned. The regulation requires 
that each product be labelled with information that will permit future 
identification by the manufacturer of the particular model of bouncer 
or walker-jumper. In addition, records of sale, distribution, and 
results of tests and inspections must be kept for three years and made 
available to CPSC upon request. Products covered under this regulation 
are not duplicative of an existing section 104 rule.
    CPSC currently has an OMB control number (3041-0035) for the 
estimated burden in complying with the requirements in this regulation. 
Because most of the recordkeeping requirements in this information 
collection are essentially the same as those of the testing rule, with 
this renewal, we are moving the recordkeeping requirements into the 
collection of information for Third Party Testing of Children's 
Products to avoid double-counting the burden. If this renewal request 
is approved, CPSC will request termination of the existing OMB control 
number for this information collection.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Manufacturers and importers of children's products 
subject to a children's product safety rule.

Estimated Number of Respondents

    Testing and Certification: Recordkeeping requirements in parts 1107 
and 1109 apply to all manufacturers or importers of children's products 
that are covered by one or more children's product safety rules 
promulgated and/or enforced by the CPSC. To estimate the number of 
respondents, we reviewed every industry category in the NAICS and 
selected those industry categories that included firms that could 
manufacture or sell such children's products. Using data from the U.S. 
Census Bureau, we determined that there are more than 37,000 
manufacturers, almost 80,000 wholesalers, and about 128,000 retailers 
in these categories. However, not all of the firms in these categories 
manufacture or import children's products that are covered by 
children's product safety rules. Therefore, these numbers would 
constitute a high estimate of the number of firms that are subject to 
the recordkeeping requirements. Accordingly, when calculating the 
recordkeeping burden, CPSC relies on estimates of the number of 
children's products that are manufactured or imported. We estimate that 
approximately 300,000 non-apparel children's products and approximately 
1.2 million children's apparel and footwear products are covered by the 
rules.
    Section 104 Rules: Table 1 summarizes the section 104 rules for 
durable infant and toddler products subject to the marking and labeling 
requirement that have been or are now being moved into OMB control 
number 3041-0159. Table 1 contains the estimated number of 
manufacturers and models and the total respondent hours. The 8 new 
section 104 rules being moved into this information collection are 
shown in bold text.

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                     Table 1--Estimated Burden for Marking and Labeling in Section 104 Rules
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                                                                                                       Total
Discontinued  OMB control    16 CFR  part        Description           Mfrs           Models        respondent
            Nbr                                                                                        hours
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3041-0145................            1215   Safety Standard for               12               2              24
                                             Infant Bath Seats.
3041-0141................            1216   Safety Standard for               19               4              76
                                             Infant Walkers.
3041-0150................            1217   Safety Standard for              111              10           1,110
                                             Toddler Beds.
3041-0157................            1218   Safety Standard for               72               4             288
                                             Bassinets and
                                             Cradles.
3041-0147................            1219   Safety Standard for               80              13           1,040
                                             Full-Size Cribs.
3041-0147................            1220   Safety Standard for               39               2              78
                                             Non-Full-Size Cribs.
3041-0152................            1221   Safety Standard for               34               4             136
                                             Play Yards.
3041-0160................            1222   Safety Standard for               13               2              26
                                             Infant Bedside
                                             Sleepers.
3041-0155................            1223   Safety Standard for                6               8              48
                                             Swings.
3041-0149................            1224   Safety Standard for               18               2              36
                                             Portable Bedrails.
3041-0158................            1225   Safety Standard for               78               2             156
                                             Hand-Held Infant
                                             Carriers.
3041-0162................            1226   Safety Standard for               44               3             132
                                             Soft Infant and
                                             Toddler Carriers.
3041-0164................            1227   Safety Standard for              100               7             700
                                             Carriages and
                                             Strollers.
3041-0167................            1228   Safety Standard for            1,000               2         * 8,500
                                             Sling Carriers.
3041-0174................            1229   Safety Standard for               26               4             104
                                             Infant Bouncer
                                             Seats.
3041-0166................            1230   Safety Standard for               14               3              42
                                             Frame Child
                                             Carriers.
3041-0173................            1231   Safety Standard for               83               3             249
                                             High Chairs.
3041-0172................            1232   Safety Standard for               17               2              34
                                             Children's Folding
                                             Chairs and Stools.
3041-0170................            1233   Safety Standard for                7               1               7
                                             Hook-On-Chairs.
3041-0171................            1234   Safety Standard for               27               2              54
                                             Infant Bath Tubs.
3041-0175................            1235   Safety Standard for              141               6             846
                                             Baby Changing
                                             Products.
3041-0178................            1237   Safety Standard for               52               2             104
                                             Booster Seats.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total Burden Hours...  ...............  ....................  ..............  ..............          13,790
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* Includes 6,500 hours for instructional literature.

    Electrically Operated Toys and Other Articles Rule: CPSC staff 
estimates that about 40 manufacturers and importers are subject to this 
regulation.
    Baby-Bouncer/Walker-Jumper Rule: CPSC staff estimates that about 6 
firms are subject to the testing and recordkeeping requirements of this 
regulation.

Estimated Time per Response

    Testing and Certification: Based on the comments we received on the 
proposed testing rule, we revised the estimated number of children's 
products that are affected, as well as the hourly recordkeeping burden 
estimate. We estimate that approximately 300,000 non-apparel children's 
products are covered by the rule and that an average of 5 hours will be 
needed for the recordkeeping associated with these products per year. 
We also estimate that there are approximately 1.2 million children's 
apparel and footwear products, for which an average of 3 hours of 
recordkeeping will be required per year. Manufacturers that are 
required to conduct periodic testing have an additional recordkeeping 
burden estimated at 4 hours per representative sampling plan.
    Section 104 Rules: Each section 104 rule contains a similar 
analysis for marking and labeling that estimates the time to make any 
necessary changes to marking and labeling requirements at one hour per 
model.
    Electrically Operated Toys and Other Articles: Products subject to 
this regulation are also subject to the requirements of the testing 
rule. Therefore, the burden of any duplicative recordkeeping 
requirements will not be reported here, as they were in the cancelled 
information collection, to avoid double-counting the burden. CPSC staff 
estimates that the additional burden imposed by this regulation over 
that imposed by the testing rule, is 30 minutes per product to maintain 
sales and distribution records for 3 years, and 1 hour to make labeling 
changes per model.
    Baby-Bouncer/Walker-Jumpers: CPSC staff estimates that firms will 
spend 1 hour per model on recordkeeping requirements, and 1 hour per 
model on labeling requirements.

Total Estimated Annual Burden

    Testing and Certification: The total estimated annual burden for 
recordkeeping associated with the testing rule is 5.1 million hours 
(300,000 non-apparel children's products x 5 hours per non-apparel 
children's product + 1,200,000 children's apparel products x 3 hours 
per children's apparel product = 1.5 million hours + 3.6 million hours, 
or a total of 5.1 million hours). Potential additional annual burden 
associated with use of a representative sampling plan and component 
part testing are described next.
    Representative Sampling Plans for Periodic Testing: We estimate 
that if each product line averages 50 individual models or styles, then 
a total of 30,000 individual representative sampling plans (1.5 million 
children's products / 50 models or styles) would need to be developed 
and documented. This would require 120,000 hours (30,000 plans x 4 
hours per plan). If each product line averages 10 individual models or 
styles, then a total of 150,000 different representative sampling plans 
(1.5 million children's products / 10 models or styles) would need to 
be documented. This would require 600,000 hours (150,000 plans x 4 
hours per plan). Accordingly, the requirement to document the basis for 
selecting representative samples could increase the estimated annual 
burden by up to 600,000 hours.
    Component Part Testing: The component part rule shifts some testing 
costs and some recordkeeping costs to component part and finished 
product suppliers, because some testing will be performed by these 
parties, rather than by the finished product certifiers (manufacturers 
and importers). Even if a finished product certifier can rely entirely 
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product suppliers for all required testing, the finished product 
supplier will still have some recordkeeping burden to create and 
maintain a finished product certificate. Therefore, although the 
component part testing rule may reduce the total cost of the testing 
required by the testing and certification rule, the rule increases the 
estimated annual recordkeeping burden for those who choose to use 
component part testing.
    Because we do not know how many companies participate in component 
part testing and supply test reports or certifications to other 
certifiers in the supply chain, we have no concrete data to estimate 
the recordkeeping and third party disclosure requirements in the 
component part rule. Likewise, no clear method exists for estimating 
the number of finished product certifiers who conduct their own 
component part testing. In the component part rulemaking, we suggested 
that the recordkeeping burden for the component part testing rule could 
amount to 10 percent of the burden estimated for the testing and 
labeling rule. 76 FR 69546, 69579 (Nov. 8, 2011). Currently, we have no 
basis to change this estimate.
    In addition to recordkeeping, the component part rule requires 
third party disclosure of test reports and certificates, if any, to a 
certifier who intends to rely on such documents to issue its own 
certificate. Without data, allocation of burden estimation between the 
recordkeeping and third party disclosure requirements is difficult. 
However, based on our previous analysis, we continue to estimate that 
creating and maintaining records accounts for approximately 90 percent 
of the burden, while the third party disclosure burden is much less, 
perhaps approximately 10 percent. Therefore, if we continue to use the 
estimate that component part testing will amount to about 10 percent of 
the burden estimated for the testing rule, then the hour burden of the 
component part rule is estimated to be about 510,000 hours total 
annually (10% of 5.1 million hours), allocating 459,000 hours for 
recordkeeping and 51,000 hours for third party disclosure.
    Section 104 Rules: The burden for marking and labeling for each 
section 104 rule is provided in Table 1. The estimated total number of 
respondent hours is 13,790.
    Electrically Operated Toys and Other Articles Rule: Assuming each 
of the 40 firms produces 10 new models per year, the estimated annual 
burden is 200 hours for recordkeeping (40 firms x .5 hour x 10 models) 
and 400 hours for labeling changes (40 firms x 1 hour x 10 models), for 
a total estimated annual burden of 600 hours.
    Baby-Bouncer/Walker-Jumper Rule: Firms are expected to test, on 
average, four new models per year. Accordingly, the estimated annual 
burden is 12 hours on recordkeeping (6 firms x 1 hour x 2 models), and 
12 hours on labeling (6 firms x 1 hour x 2 models), for a total 
estimated annual burden of 24 hours per year.

Alberta E. Mills,
 Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-11967 Filed 6-6-19; 8:45 am]
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