Consumer Product Safety Commission February 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Document Number: 07-779
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is proposing to amend its flammability standard of general wearing apparel, the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles, 16 CFR part 1610. The Standard, originally issued in 1953, has become outdated in several respects. The Commission is proposing changes to better reflect current consumer practices and technologies and to clarify several aspects of the Standard.
Seminars About Mattress Flammability Standard (16 CFR Part 1633)
Document Number: E7-2911
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The staff of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``the Commission'') will conduct two seminars to help mattress manufacturers, importers, retailers and others in the mattress industry better understand the requirements of the Commission's new mattress flammability standard so that they will be prepared when the standard goes into effect on July 1, 2007. The seminars will take a practical approach and will focus on the following topics: developing a prototyping plan, ensuring compliance through quality control, and working with a test lab to conduct the required testing. One seminar will be at CPSC's headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland on Wednesday, March 28, 2007. The other will be held in San Diego, California on Wednesday, April 11, 2007. See the ADDRESSES section of this notice for location details. The seminars are free, public events, but registration is required for each attendee. Please register on the Commission's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/ mattressseminar.html or, if you do not have access to a computer, call Heather E. Sonabend at 301-504-7615. Persons who would like to present information at the seminars that could be helpful to mattress manufacturers should submit a request outlining their presentation. These requests must be submitted on the CPSC's Web site no later than February 28, 2007. Persons may also request to set up a table-top display with information that could assist manufacturers in complying with the mattress flammability standard. These requests must also be submitted on CPSC's Web site no later than February 28, 2007. Selected presenters will be notified by March 7, 2007. If presenting information, the presentation must be offered at both seminars. Persons may also submit questions that they would like to have addressed by presenters at the seminars related to the topics described in this notice. Such questions must be submitted on the CPSC's Web site, http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/ mattressseminar.html, no later than February 28, 2007. All participants and attendees are prohibited from selling or soliciting sales of their products at the seminars.
Collection of Information; Proposed Extension of Approval; Comment Request-Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Safety Regulations for Non-Full-Size Cribs
Document Number: E7-2332
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission requests comments on a proposed three year extension of approval of information collection requirements in the safety regulations for non-full-size cribs codified at 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(14) and Part 1509. These regulations were issued to reduce hazards of strangulation, suffocation, pinching, bruising, laceration, and other injuries associated with non-full-size cribs. (A non-full-size crib is a crib having an interior length greater than 55 inches or smaller than 49\3/4\ inches; or an interior width greater than 30 inches or smaller than 25 inches; or both.) The regulations prescribe performance, design, and labeling requirements for non-full-size cribs. They also require manufacturers and importers of those products to maintain sales records for a period of three years after the manufacture or importation of non-full-size cribs. If any non-full-size cribs subject to provisions of 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(14) and Part 1509 fail to comply in a manner severe enough to warrant a recall, the required records can be used by the manufacturer or importer and by the Commission to identify those persons and firms who should be notified of the recall. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting approval of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget.
Collection of Information; Proposed Extension of Approval; Comment Request -Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets
Document Number: E7-2316
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information from manufacturers and importers of bicycle helmets. The collection of information is in regulations implementing the Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets. 16 CFR Part 1203. These regulations establish testing and recordkeeping requirements for manufacturers and importers of bicycle helmets subject to the standard. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget.
Proposed Collection; Proposed Extension of Approval; Comment Request-Procedures for Export of Noncomplying Products
Document Number: E7-2314
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission requests comments on a proposed three year extension of approval of information collection requirements in regulations codified at 16 CFR part 1019, which establish procedures for export of noncomplying products. These regulations implement provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, and the Flammable Fabrics Act that require persons and firms to notify the Commission before exporting any product that fails to comply with an applicable standard or regulation enforced under provisions of those laws. The Commission is required by law to transmit the information relating to the proposed exportation to the government of the country of intended destination. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting approval of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget.
Collection of Information; Proposed Extension of Approval; Comment Request-Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Safety Regulations for Full-Size Cribs
Document Number: E7-2313
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission requests comments on a proposed three year extension of approval of information collection requirements in the safety regulations for full-size cribs codified at 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(13) and Part 1508. These regulations were issued to reduce hazards of strangulation, suffocation, pinching, bruising, laceration, and other injuries associated with full-size cribs. (A full-size crib is a crib having an interior length ranging from 49\3/4\ inches to 55 inches and an interior width ranging from 25 to 30 inches.) The regulations prescribe performance, design, and labeling requirements for full-size cribs. They also require manufacturers and importers of those products to maintain sales records for a period of three years after the manufacture or importation of full-size cribs. If any full-size cribs subject to provisions of 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(13) and Part 1508 fail to comply in a manner severe enough to warrant a recall, the required records can be used by the manufacturer or importer and by the Commission to identify those persons and firms who should be notified of the recall. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting approval of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget.