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Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-20800
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-23
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Magnets
Document Number: 2022-20200
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-21
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) is issuing a rule to address the hazard associated with ingestion of one or more high-powered magnets. The CPSC has determined that unreasonable risks of injury are associated with small, powerful magnets that, when ingested, can interact internally through body tissue, which can lead to acute and long-term health consequences or death. The rule establishes requirements for subject magnet products that are designed, marketed, or intended to be used for entertainment, jewelry (including children's jewelry), mental stimulation, stress relief, or a combination of these purposes, and that contain one or more loose or separable magnets, but the subject products do not include magnet products sold and/or distributed solely to school educators, researchers, professionals, and/or commercial or industrial users exclusively for educational, research, professional, commercial, and/or industrial purposes. Each loose or separable magnet in a product that is subject to the rule and that fits entirely within CPSC's small parts cylinder must have a flux index of less than 50 kG\2\ mm\2\. The flux index is determined by the method described in the ASTM F963 Toy Standard. The rule exempts from its requirements toys subject to the ASTM F963 Toy Standard. The Commission takes this action under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA).
Clawfoot Supply, LLC
Document Number: 2022-20292
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-20
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission publishes in the Federal Register any settlement that it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act. Published below is a provisionally accepted Settlement Agreement with Clawfoot Supply, LLC containing a civil penalty in the amount of six million ($6,000,000), subject to the terms and conditions of the Settlement Agreement. The Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to provisionally accept the proposed Settlement Agreement and Order pertaining to Clawfoot Supply, LLC. Commissioner Feldman issued a statement with his vote which can be found here: https://www.CPSC.gov.
Safety Standard for Infant Swings
Document Number: 2022-20246
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-20
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In November 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a consumer product safety standard for infant swings with modifications to make the standard more stringent under section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The standard incorporated by reference the 2012 voluntary standard for infant swings that was in effect at the time. The CPSIA sets forth a process for updating mandatory standards for durable infant or toddler products that are based on a voluntary standard when the voluntary standards organization revises the standard, unless the Commission determines the revision does not improve the safety of the consumer product. Consistent with the CPSIA's update process, the Commission issued direct final rules in June 2013, January 2021, and October 2021, each time to update the incorporation by reference for the mandatory standard to reflect ASTM's revision of the voluntary standard. In May 2022, ASTM approved another revision to the voluntary standard for infant swings, ASTM F2088-22. ASTM notified CPSC of this revision on July 5, 2022. Consistent with the CPSIA's process for updating mandatory standards for durable infant or toddler products that are based on a voluntary standard, when the voluntary standards organization revises the standard, this direct final rule updates the mandatory standard for infant swings to incorporate by reference ASTM's 2022 version of the voluntary standard.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Beta Pilot Test for eFiling Certificates of Compliance
Document Number: 2022-19881
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-14
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Federal Register of June 10, 2022, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC), together with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), published a notice announcing a joint intent to conduct a second test (a Beta Pilot) to assess the electronic filing of data from a certificate of compliance (certificate) for regulated consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction (June 10 Notice). The June 10 Notice requested volunteers for the Beta Pilot Test, and also stated the intent to seek approval of a collection of information for the Beta Pilot Test, requesting comment on the proposed collection. The Commission did not receive any comments on the burden estimate for the proposed collection of information. In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, CPSC submitted information collection requirements for the Beta Pilot Test to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of the new collection of information, without change.
Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Document Number: 2022-19505
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-14
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) is proposing to amend the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles. The proposed revisions would clarify existing provisions, expand permissible equipment and materials, and update equipment requirements that are outdated. The Commission is providing an opportunity for interested parties to present written and oral comments on this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR). Both written and oral comments will be part of the rulemaking record.
Notice of Availability and Request for Comment: Revision to the Voluntary Standard for Infant Walkers
Document Number: 2022-19468
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-09
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (Commission or CPSC) mandatory rule, Safety Standard for Infant Walkers, incorporates by reference ASTM F977-12, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Walkers. The Commission has received notice of a revision to this incorporated voluntary standard. CPSC seeks comment on whether the revision improves the safety of the consumer products covered by the standard.
Safety Standard for Infant Bouncer Seats
Document Number: 2022-19179
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In September 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a consumer product safety standard for infant bouncer seats under section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The standard incorporated by reference the ASTM voluntary standard for infant bouncer seats that had been adopted earlier in 2017 and was in effect at the time. ASTM updated the mandatory standard for infant bouncer seats in 2019 and again in 2022. Consistent with the CPSIA's process for updating mandatory standards for durable infant or toddler products that are based on a voluntary standard, when the voluntary standards organization revises the standard, this direct final rule updates the mandatory standard for infant bouncer seats to incorporate by reference ASTM's 2022 version of the voluntary standard.
Notice of Availability and Request for Comment: Revision to the Voluntary Standard for Children's Chairs and Children's Stools
Document Number: 2022-18987
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (Commission or CPSC) mandatory rule, Safety Standard for Children's Folding Chairs and Children's Folding Stools, incorporates by reference ASTM F2613-21, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Children's Chairs and Stools. The Commission has received notice of a revision to this incorporated voluntary standard. CPSC seeks comment on whether the revision improves the safety of the consumer products covered by the standard.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2022-19178
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Frame Child Carriers
Document Number: 2022-18786
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-01
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In March 2015, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a consumer product safety standard for frame child carriers under section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The standard incorporated by reference the ASTM voluntary standard for frame child carriers that had been adopted in 2014 and was in effect at the time. The CPSIA sets forth a process for updating mandatory standards for durable infant or toddler products that are based on a voluntary standard, when the voluntary standards organization revises the standard. Consistent with the CPSIA's update process, this direct final rule updates the mandatory standard for frame child carriers to incorporate by reference ASTM's 2022 version of the voluntary standard.
Segway Powersports Inc., Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 2022-18531
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-29
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission publishes in the Federal Register any settlement that it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act. Published below is a provisionally accepted Settlement Agreement with Segway Powersports, Inc., containing a civil penalty in the amount of $5 million, with all but $1.25 million suspended, subject to the terms and conditions of the Settlement Agreement.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Safety Standard for Walk-Behind Power Lawn Mowers
Document Number: 2022-18439
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-26
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission), announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval for information collection related to testing and recordkeeping requirements in the Safety Standard for Walk-Behind Power Lawn Mowers, previously approved under OMB Control No. 3041-0091. On June 8, 2022, CPSC published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the agency's intent to seek this extension. CPSC received one comment in response to that notice, which we address below.
Notice of Availability and Request for Comment: CPSC's Draft Strategic Plan 2023-2026
Document Number: 2022-18438
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-26
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) has approved a Draft Strategic Plan for 2023-2026 and CPSC seeks comments from the public on this document as part of its strategic planning process.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-18489
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-26
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Sling Carriers
Document Number: 2022-17707
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-08-19
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In January 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a consumer product safety standard for sling carriers under section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The standard incorporated by reference the 2015 ASTM voluntary standard for sling carriers that was in effect at the time and supplemented it with an additional requirement for warning label attachment. The CPSIA sets forth a process for updating mandatory standards for durable infant or toddler products that are based on a voluntary standard when the voluntary standards organization revises the standard. Consistent with the CPSIA's update process, the Commission issued a direct final rule in April 2020, that revised the incorporation by reference for the mandatory standard for sling carriers to reflect ASTM's revised 2019 voluntary standard, while retaining the additional requirement for warning label attachment. In November 2021, ASTM approved a revision to the voluntary standard for sling carriers, ASTM F2907-21. However, ASTM delayed notification to the CPSC until a revised version of the standard was published in April 2022, ASTM F2907-22. On June 3, 2022, through publication in the Federal Register, the Commission provided notice of the availability of the revised standard and sought comments on the effect of the revisions on the safety of the standard for sling carriers. No comments were received. Consistent with the CPSIA's update process, this direct final rule again updates the mandatory standard for sling carriers to incorporate by reference ASTM's 2022 version of the voluntary standard, while retaining the additional requirement for warning label attachment.
Public Availability of Consumer Product Safety Commission FY 2020 Service Contract Inventory, FY 2019 Service Contract Inventory Analysis, and Plan for FY 2020 Inventory Analysis
Document Number: 2022-17714
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-17
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in accordance with Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, is announcing the availability of CPSC's service contract inventory for fiscal year (FY) 2020, CPSC's FY 2019 service contract inventory analysis, and the plan for analyzing CPSC's FY 2020 service contract inventory.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act; Compliance Form
Document Number: 2022-17655
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-17
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information regarding a form used to verify whether pools and spas are in compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under OMB Control No. 3041-0142. CPSC will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from OMB.
CPSC Roundtable on the Freedom of Information Act
Document Number: 2022-17040
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-09
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) will hold a roundtable discussion for CPSC requesters and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office staff to discuss issues related to requests for CPSC FOIA records. CPSC staff invites interested parties to attend and participate in this forum in person or via webinar.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2022-17016
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-08
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
CPSC Staff Workshop: PGA Message Set Test (Beta Pilot) of Electronic Filing of Certain Certificate of Compliance Data for Regulated Imported Consumer Products
Document Number: 2022-16902
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-08
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On October 13, 2022, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) staff will hold a workshop to discuss the upcoming test (Beta Pilot Test) of electronic filing (eFiling) of certificate of compliance (certificate) data. The Beta Pilot Test will involve a 6- month test of approximately 30 to 50 participants, who will eFile certificate data for regulated imported consumer products with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), using the Partner Government Agency (PGA) Message Set, at the time of entry filing or upon entry summary filing if both entry and entry summary are filed together. Staff's Beta Pilot Test workshop will discuss the purpose and mechanics of eFiling certificate data in the Beta Pilot Test and other associated topics described in this notice. We invite interested parties to attend the workshop and thereafter to submit written comments on the Beta Pilot Test.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2022-14617
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-08-08
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission publishes its semiannual regulatory flexibility agenda. In addition, this document includes an agenda of regulations that the Commission expects to develop or review during the next year. This document meets the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866.
The TJX Companies, Inc.
Document Number: 2022-16816
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-05
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission publishes in the Federal Register any settlement that it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act. Published below is a provisionally accepted Settlement Agreement with The TJX Companies, Inc., containing a civil penalty in the amount of $13 million, subject to the terms and conditions of the Settlement Agreement.
Notice of Availability and Request for Comment: Revision to the Voluntary Standard for Gates and Enclosures
Document Number: 2022-16693
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-04
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (Commission or CPSC) mandatory rule, Safety Standard for Gates and Enclosures, incorporates by reference ASTM F1004-21, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures. The Commission has received notice of a revision to this incorporated voluntary standard. CPSC seeks comment on whether the revision improves the safety of the consumer products covered by the standard.
Prohibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates
Document Number: 2022-06223
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) is publishing this document following a Federal court opinion remanding the Commission's final phthalates rule to allow the Commission to address two procedural deficiencies found by the court. This document seeks public comment regarding the justification for the phthalates final rule and the staff's cost-benefit analysis for continuing the interim prohibition on DINP.
Commission Agenda and Priorities; Notice of Hearing
Document Number: 2022-05637
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) will conduct a public hearing to receive views from all interested parties about the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal year 2023, which begins on October 1, 2022, and for fiscal year 2024, which begins on October 1, 2023. We invite members of the public to participate. Written comments and oral presentations concerning the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal years 2023 and 2024 will become part of the public record. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's hearing will be held virtually as a CPSC webinar meeting. All attendees should preregister for the webinar. To preregister for the webinar, please visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 5493266066878024208 and fill in the information. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Detailed instructions for the hearing participants and other interested parties will be made available on the CPSC website on the public calendar: https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/Public-Calendar.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2022-05274
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Clothing Storage Units; Notice of Opportunity for Oral Presentation of Comments
Document Number: 2022-04217
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-01
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) will be providing an opportunity for interested parties to present oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) the Commission issued regarding a safety standard for clothing storage units (CSUs). Any oral comments will be part of the rulemaking record.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-04216
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-28
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Magnets; Notice of Opportunity for Oral Presentation of Comments
Document Number: 2022-03166
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-02-15
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) will be providing an opportunity for interested parties to present oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) the Commission issued regarding a safety standard for magnets. Any oral comments will be part of the rulemaking record.
Safety Standard for Operating Cords on Custom Window Coverings; Notice of Opportunity for Oral Presentation of Comments
Document Number: 2022-03158
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-02-15
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) will be providing an opportunity for interested parties to present oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) the Commission issued regarding a safety standard for operating cords on custom window coverings. Any oral comments will be part of the rulemaking record.
Safety Standard for Crib Mattresses
Document Number: 2022-02414
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-15
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing this final rule establishing a safety standard for crib mattresses, which includes full-size and non-full-size crib mattresses, as well as after-market mattresses for play yards and non-full-size cribs. CPSC is also finalizing an amendment to its regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies, to include the safety standard for crib mattresses in the list of notices of requirements (NORs) along with an amendment to the consumer registration rule, to identify crib mattresses as a durable infant or toddler product subject to consumer registration requirements.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2022-02556
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-07
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Clothing Storage Units
Document Number: 2022-01689
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-02-03
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) has determined preliminarily that there is an unreasonable risk of injury and death, particularly to children, associated with clothing storage units (CSUs) tipping over. To address this risk, the Commission proposes a rule addressing the stability of CSUs. Specifically, the proposed rule would require CSUs to be tested for stability, exceed minimum stability requirements, be marked and labeled with safety information, and bear a hang tag providing performance and technical data about the stability of the CSU. The Commission issues this proposed rule under the authority of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). The Commission requests comments about all aspects of this notice, including the risk of injury, the proposed requirements, alternatives to the proposed rule, and the economic impacts of the proposed rule and alternatives.
Settlement Agreement With Core Health & Fitness, LLC
Document Number: 2022-02211
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-03
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission publishes in the Federal Register any settlement that it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act. Published below is a provisionally accepted Settlement Agreement with Core Health and Fitness, LLC, containing a civil penalty in the amount of six million, five hundred thousand dollars ($6,500,000), subject to the terms and conditions of the Settlement Agreement. The Commission voted unanimously (4-0) to provisionally accept the proposed Settlement Agreement and Order pertaining to Core Health and Fitness, LLC.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2021-27973
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-31
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission publishes its semiannual regulatory flexibility agenda. In addition, this document includes an agenda of regulatory actions that the Commission expects to be under development or review by the agency during the next year. This document meets the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866.
CPSC Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Test and Evaluation Forum
Document Number: 2022-01721
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-28
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff is hosting a test and evaluation (TE) forum on consumer products employing artificial intelligence-related (AI) technologies, such as Machine Learning (ML). This forum will identify current TE of AI and ML capabilities. CPSC staff invites interested parties to attend or participate in this forum via webinar.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2022-01355
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-24
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-00772
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-00771
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Magnets
Document Number: 2021-27826
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) has determined preliminarily that there is an unreasonable risk of injury and death, particularly to children and teens, associated with ingestion of one or more high-powered magnets. To address this risk, the Commission proposes a rule, under the Consumer Product Safety Act, to apply to consumer products that are designed, marketed, or intended to be used for entertainment, jewelry (including children's jewelry), mental stimulation, stress relief, or a combination of these purposes, and that contain one or more loose or separable magnets. Toys that are subject to CPSC's mandatory toy standard are exempt from the proposed rule. Each loose or separable magnet in a product that is subject to the proposed rule and that fits entirely within CPSC's small parts cylinder would be required to have a flux index of less than 50 kG\2\ mm\2\. The Commission requests comments about all aspects of this notice, including the risk of injury, the proposed scope and requirements, alternatives to the proposed rule, and the economic impacts of the proposed rule and alternatives.
Substantial Product Hazard List: Window Covering Cords
Document Number: 2021-27897
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
To address the risk of strangulation to young children associated with certain window covering cords, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is proposing a rule to deem that one or more of the following readily observable characteristics of window coverings present a substantial product hazard (SPH) under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA): The presence of hazardous operating cords on stock window coverings, the presence of hazardous inner cords on stock and custom window coverings, or the absence of a manufacturer label on stock and custom window coverings. The proposed rule would amend the Substantial Product Hazard List, which lists products that the Commission has determined present an SPH if the products have or lack specified characteristics that are readily observable, the hazards have been addressed by a voluntary standard, the voluntary standard has been effective in reducing the risk of injury associated with the product, and the products substantially comply with the voluntary standard.
Safety Standard for Operating Cords on Custom Window Coverings
Document Number: 2021-27896
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has determined preliminarily that custom window coverings with accessible operating cords that are longer than 8 inches pose an unreasonable risk of strangulation to children 8 years old and younger. To address this risk of strangulation, the Commission proposes a rule under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) to require that operating cords on custom window coverings meet the same requirements as operating cords on stock window coverings, as set forth in the applicable voluntary standard. Thus, the rule proposes that operating cords on custom window coverings must be cordless, inaccessible, or 8 inches or shorter in length in any use position. If finalized, operating cords on custom window coverings would require testing and certification to the rule under section 14 of the CPSA. Moreover, operating cords on custom window coverings that meet the definition of a ``children's product'' would require third party testing by a CPSC-accredited third party conformity assessment body. Accordingly, the rule also proposes to amend the Commission's regulation on requirements pertaining to third party conformity assessment bodies to add ``Safety Standard for Operating Cords on Custom Window Coverings'' to the list of rules that require third party testing.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-27440
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-20
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
A system for the US CPSC's Consumer Ombudsman to track public inquiries.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-27438
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-20
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is proposing changes to one system of records notice (SORN). CPSC is proposing to amend CPSC 23Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Disability/Accommodation Files. The amendment will expand the authorities for maintenance of the system, the purposes of the system, the categories of individuals covered by the system, the record source categories, and the records contained in the system, to include records of requests for accommodation based on sincerely held religious beliefs, practices, or observances.
Civil Penalties; Notice of Adjusted Maximum Amounts
Document Number: C1-2021-26082
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Testing and Recordkeeping Requirements for Carpets and Rugs
Document Number: 2021-26800
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-10
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of information collection requirements for manufacturers and importers of carpets and rugs under the Standard for the Surface Flammability of Carpets and Rugs and the Standard for the Surface Flammability of Small Carpets and Rugs. The CPSC will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request; Notification Requirements for Coal and Wood Burning Appliances
Document Number: 2021-26799
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-10
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of information collection regarding notification requirements for coal and wood burning appliances. The CPSC will consider all comments received in response to this notice, before requesting an extension of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2021-26631
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-08
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Civil Penalties; Notice of Adjusted Maximum Amounts
Document Number: 2021-26082
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-01
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In 1990, Congress enacted statutory amendments to adjust the maximum civil penalty amounts authorized under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), and the Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA). On August 14, 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) increased the maximum civil penalty amounts to $100,000 for each violation and $15,000,000 for any related series of violations. The CPSIA tied the effective date of the new amounts to the earlier of the date on which final regulations are issued or 1 year after August 14, 2008. The new amounts became effective on August 14, 2009. The CPSIA also revised the starting date, from December 1, 1994 to December 1, 2011, and December 1 of each fifth calendar year, thereafter, on which the Commission must prescribe and publish in the Federal Register, the schedule of maximum authorized penalties. On November 23, 2016, the CPSC published increased maximum authorized civil penalty amounts of $110,000 for each violation and $16,025,000 for any related series of violations. As calculated in accordance with the amendments, the new amounts are $120,000 for each violation and $17,150,000 for any related series of violations.