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

Privacy Act of 1974; Announcement of Revisions to Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-24436
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is publishing notice of the deletion of five systems of records and the addition of one new system of records, CPSC-23, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Disability/Accommodation Files. Comments on the new system of records must be received on or before February 19, 2008.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 07-5827
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-23
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Technical Amendment to the Flammability Standards for Carpets and Rugs
Document Number: E7-20666
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is amending the flammability standards for carpets and rugs to remove the reference to Eli Lilly Company Product No. 1588 in Catalog No. 79, December 1, 1969, as the standard ignition source and provide a technical specification defining the ignition source. The specification for the standard ignition source is a timed burning tablet, consisting of essentially pure methenamine, with a nominal heat of combustion value of 7180 calories/gram, a mass of 150 mg +/-5 mg, flat, and a nominal diameter of 6 mm. The amendment has an immediate effective date.
TAP Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Cummins Industrial Tools, a Corporation; Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 07-5152
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of 16 CFR 1118.20(e). Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with TAP Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Cummins Industrial Tools, a corporation, containing a civil penalty of $100,000.
Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators
Document Number: E7-18846
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is amending 16 CFR part 1211, Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators, to reflect changes made by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. in its standard UL 325.
Fiscal Year 2007 Program for Systematic Review of Commission Regulations; Request for Comments and Information
Document Number: E7-14248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission staff (CPSC or Commission) announces the fiscal year 2007 program for systematic review of current CPSC substantive regulations to ensure, to the maximum practical extent, consistency among them and with respect to accomplishing program goals. In fiscal year 2007, the following two regulations will be evaluated: Ban of Unstable Refuse Bins, 16 CFR part 1301; and Requirements for Pacifiers, 16 CFR part 1511. The primary purpose of the review is to assess the degree to which the regulations under review remain consistent with the Commission's program policies. In addition, each regulation will be examined with respect to the extent that it is current and relevant to CPSC program goals. Attention will also be given to whether the regulations can be streamlined, if possible, to minimize regulatory burdens, especially on small entities. To the degree consistent with other Commission priorities and subject to the availability of personnel and fiscal resources, specific regulatory or other projects may be undertaken in response to the results of the review. The Commission staff solicits written comments from interested persons concerning the designated regulations' currentness and consistency with Commission policies and goals, and suggestions for streamlining where appropriate. In so doing, commenters are requested to specifically address how their suggestions for change could be accomplished within the statutory frameworks for Commission action under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), 15 U.S.C. 2051-2084, and the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), 15 U.S.C. 1261-1278.
Commission Agenda, Priorities and Strategic Plan; Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-12965
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-05
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The staff of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) is requesting interested parties to comment about the CPSC's agenda and priorities for Commission attention during fiscal year 2009, which begins October 1, 2008, and about revisions to its current strategic plan, the revised version of which will be submitted to Congress in the fall of 2007 pursuant to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Written comments concerning the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal year 2009 and revisions to the strategic plan become part of the public record.
Privacy Act of 1974; Announcement of Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-12906
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-05
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is publishing notice of two new systems of records, CPSC-25, FOIA Express System of Records (FOIAXpress) and CPSC-26, Learning Management System. Comments must be received on or before September 4, 2007.
Notification of Request for Extension of Approval of Information Collection Requirements-Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Safety Regulations for Full-Size Cribs
Document Number: E7-10796
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the February 12, 2007 Federal Register (72 FR 6533), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to announce the agency's intention to seek an extension of approval of information collection requirements in the safety regulations for full-size cribs. 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(13) and part 1508. Joint comments in support of the information collection were submitted by the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Kids in Danger and Keeping Babies Safe, Inc. Commentors state that the ability of the Commission to better communicate news of recalls to retailers and individuals is critical to removing potentially dangerous cribs and the continued collection of information may assist in that effort. The Commission now announces that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of that collection of information. These regulations were issued to reduce hazards of strangulation, suffocation, pinching, bruising, laceration, and other injuries associated with full-size cribs. 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. OMB previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0013. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on September 30, 2007.
Notification of Request for Extension of Approval of Information Collection Requirements-Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets
Document Number: E7-10795
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the February 12, 2007 Federal Register (72 FR 6535), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to announce the agency's intention to seek an extension of approval of the collection of information in 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. No comments were received in response to the notice. The Commission now announces that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of that collection of information for a period of three years from the date of approval.
Notification of Request for Extension of Approval of Information Collection Requirements-Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Safety Regulations for Non-Full-Size Cribs
Document Number: E7-10794
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the February 12, 2007 Federal Register (72 FR 6535), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to announce the agency's intention to seek an extension of approval of information collection requirements in the safety regulations for non-full-size cribs. 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(14) and part 1509. Joint comments in support of the information collection were submitted by the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Kids in Danger and Keeping Babies Safe, Inc. Commentors state that the ability of the Commission to better communicate news of recalls to retailers and individuals is critical to removing potentially dangerous cribs and the continued collection of information may assist in that effort. The Commission now announces that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of that collection of information. These regulations were issued to reduce hazards of strangulation, suffocation, pinching, bruising, laceration, and other injuries associated with non-full-size cribs. 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. OMB previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0012. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on September 30, 2007.
Notification of Request for Extension of Approval of Information Collection Requirements-Testing and Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads
Document Number: E7-10625
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-04
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the March 1, 2007 Federal Register (72 FR 9311), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to announce the agency's intention to seek an extension of approval of information collection requirements in the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads. 16 CFR part 1632. Comments were received from Barbara Lafferty and Clifford Nopp opposing a new standard for the flammability (open flame) of mattress sets under 16 CFR part 1633. Gabe Owens submitted comments stating that part 1632 should be terminated and superseded by the requirements in part 1633. These comments do not pertain to the collection of information requirements under part 1632. These comments should have been submitted in, and similar comments previously were addressed in the rulemaking proceeding promulgating 16 CFR part 1633, which is now codified. Accordingly, the Commission now announces that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of this collection of information. The standard is intended to reduce unreasonable risks of burn injuries and deaths from fires associated with mattresses and mattress pads. The standard prescribes a test to assure that a mattress or mattress pad will resist ignition from a smoldering cigarette. The standard requires manufacturers and importers to perform prototype tests of each combination of materials and construction methods used to produce mattresses or mattress pads and to obtain acceptable results from such testing. Manufacturers and importers are required to maintain the records and test results specified under the standard. OMB previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0014. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on August 31, 2007. An additional mattress standard was promulgated under section 4 of the Flammable Fabrics Act, 15 U.S.C. 1191-1204, effective July 1, 2007, to reduce deaths and injuries related to mattress fires, particularly those ignited by open flame sources such as lighters, candles and matches. 16 CFR part 1633. That standard established new performance requirements for mattresses and mattress sets that will generate a smaller size fire from open flame source ignitions. Part 1633 also contains recordkeeping requirements to document compliance with the standard. OMB approved that collection of information under Control Number 3041-0133, with an expiration date of June 30, 2009. 71 FR 37910. In May 2006, an Interim Enforcement Policy for Mattresses subject to 16 CFR parts 1632 and 1633, effective May 1, 2006, was issued that reduced prototype surface testing and recordkeeping requirements from six mattress surfaces to two mattress surfaces for each new prototype created after March 15, 2006. That policy is available at http:// www.cpsc.gov/BUSINFO/Interimmattress.pdf. Mattress prototypes created before March 15, 2006, are subject to the full requirements of part 1632. In addition, mattress pads are not subject to this policy and must continue to adhere to all the requirements set forth in part 1632.
Notification of Request for Extension of Approval of Information Collection Requirements-Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters
Document Number: E7-10620
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-04
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the March 1, 2007 Federal Register (72 FR 9310), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to announce the agency's intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information in the Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters. 16 CFR part 1212. No comments were received in response to the notice. The Commission now announces that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of that collection of information for a period of three years from the date of approval. Section 14(a) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) (15 U.S.C. 2063(a)) requires manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of a consumer product subject to a consumer product safety standard to issue a certificate stating that the product complies with all applicable consumer product safety standards. Section 14(a) of the CPSA also requires that the certificate of compliance must be based on a test of each product or upon a reasonable testing program. Section 14(b) of the CPSA authorizes the Commission to issue regulations to prescribe a reasonable testing program to support certificates of compliance with a consumer product safety standard. Section 16(b) of the CPSA (15 U.S.C. 2065(b)) authorizes the Commission to issue rules to require that firms ``establish and maintain'' records to permit the Commission to determine compliance with rules issued under the authority of the CPSA. The Commission has issued regulations prescribing requirements for a reasonable testing program to support certificates of compliance with the standard for multi-purpose lighters. These regulations require manufacturers and importers to submit a description of each model of lighter, results of prototype qualification tests for compliance with the standard, and other information before the introduction of each model of lighter into commerce. These regulations also require manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of multi-purpose lighters to establish and maintain records to demonstrate successful completion of all required tests to support the certificates of compliance that they issue. 16 CFR part 1212, subpart B. The Commission uses the information compiled and maintained by manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of multi-purpose lighters to protect consumers from risks of accidental deaths and burn injuries associated with those lighters. More specifically, the Commission uses this information to determine whether lighters comply with the standard by resisting operation by young children. The Commission also uses this information to obtain corrective actions if multipurpose lighters fail to comply with the standard in a manner that creates a substantial risk of injury to the public. OMB approved the collection of information in the certification regulations for multi-purpose lighters under control number 3041-0130. OMB's current approval will expire on July 31, 2007. The Commission is requesting an extension of approval for these collection of information requirements.
Notification of Request for Extension of Approval of Information Collection Requirements-Procedures for Export of Noncomplying Products
Document Number: E7-10619
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-04
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the February 12, 2007 Federal Register (72 FR 6534), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to announce the agency's intention to seek an extension of approval of information collection requirements in regulations codified at 16 CFR part 1019, which establish procedures for export of noncomplying products. No comments were received. The Commission now announces that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of that collection of information. 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. OMB previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0003. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on August 31, 2007.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Consumer Focus Groups
Document Number: E7-7811
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On January 18, 2007, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) (PRA), to announce the agency's intention to seek approval for a collection of information to be conducted through Consumer Focus Groups. 72 FR 2264. The Commission now announces that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval of that collection of information. The Commission received two comments. Both commenters, Safe Kids Worldwide (Safe Kids) and Carol Pollack-Nelson, supported the collection of information because it would inform the Commission's plans in the areas of public education, recall effectiveness, product research and voluntary standards development. Safe Kids requested that a special emphasis be placed on children's products. Safe Kids also requested that the focus groups and any subsequent reports resulting from the focus groups be made available to the public. Staff is currently developing the format for specific focus groups and will evaluate whether making such focus groups and any resulting reports public may be useful after the program is fully operational. The information collected from the Consumer Focus Groups will help inform the Commission's evaluation of consumer products and product use by providing insight and information into consumer perceptions and usage patterns. Such information may also assist the Commission in its efforts to support voluntary standards activities, and help the staff identify areas regarding consumer safety issues that need additional research. In addition, based on the information obtained, the staff may be able to provide safety information to the public that is easier to read and is more easily understood by a wider range of consumers. The Consumer Focus Groups also may be used to solicit consumer opinions and feedback regarding the effectiveness of product recall communications and in determining what action is being taken by consumers in response to such communications and why. This may aid in tailoring future recall activities to increase the success of those activities. If this information is not collected, the Commission may not have available certain useful information regarding consumer experiences, opinions, and perceptions related to specific product use, which the Commission uses, in part, in its ongoing efforts to improve the safety of consumer products on behalf of consumers.
Standard for the Flammability of Children's Sleepwear: Sizes 0 Through 6X; Correction
Document Number: E7-5303
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-23
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is amending the standard for the flammability of children's sleepwear sizes 0 through 6X to correct a measurement in a table in final regulations which were published in the Federal Register on January 19, 1999 (64 FR 2833), and to correct several typographical errors in the standard.
Fisher-Price, Inc., a Corporation, Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 07-1071
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-09
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of 16 CFR 1118.20(e). Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with Fisher-Price Inc., a corporation, containing a civil penalty of $975,000.
Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Testing and Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads
Document Number: E7-3629
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-01
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 (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed three year extension of approval of information collection requirements in the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads. 16 CFR part 1632. The standard is intended to reduce unreasonable risks of burn injuries and deaths from fires associated with mattresses and mattress pads. The standard prescribes a test to assure that a mattress or mattress pad will resist ignition from a smoldering cigarette. The standard requires manufacturers to perform prototype tests of each combination of materials and construction methods used to produce mattresses or mattress pads and to obtain acceptable results from such testing. Manufacturers and importers are required to maintain the records and test results specified under the standard. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0014. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on August 31, 2007. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from OMB. An additional mattress standard was promulgated under section 4 of the Flammable Fabrics Act, 15 U.S.C. 1191-1204, effective July 1, 2007, to reduce deaths and injuries related to mattress fires, particularly those ignited by open flame sources such as lighters, candles and matches. 16 CFR part 1633. That standard established new performance requirements for mattresses and mattress sets that will generate a smaller size fire from open flame source ignitions. Part 1633 also contains recordkeeping requirements to document compliance with the standard. OBM approved that collection of information under Control Number 3041-0133, with an expiration date of June 30, 2009. 71 FR 37910. In May 2006, an Interim Enforcement Policy for Mattresses subject to 16 CFR parts 1632 and 1633, effective May 1, 2006, was issued that reduced prototype surface testing and recordkeeping requirements from six mattress surfaces to two mattress surfaces for each new prototype created after March 15, 2006. That policy is available at http:// www.cpsc.gov/BUSINFO/Interimmattress.pdf. Mattress prototypes created before March 15, 2006, are subject to the full requirements of part 1632. In addition, mattress pads are not subject to this policy and must continue to adhere to all the requirements set forth in part 1632.
Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters
Document Number: E7-3628
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-01
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 request for an extension of approval of a collection of information from manufacturers and importers of multi-purpose lighters. Multi-purpose lighters are hand-held flame-producing products that operate on fuel and have an ignition mechanism. They typically are used to light devices such as charcoal and gas grills and fireplaces. Devices intended primarily for igniting smoking materials are excluded from the multi-purpose lighter category. This collection of information consists of testing and recordkeeping requirements in certification regulations implementing the Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters. 16 CFR part 1212. 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 (OMB).
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.
Hoover Company, Inc., a Corporation, Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 07-292
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of 16 CFR 1118.20(e). Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with Hoover Company, Inc., a corporation, containing a civil penalty of $750,000.
Nexgrill Industries, Inc., a Corporation, Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 07-214
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of 16 CFR 1118.20(e). Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with Nexgrill Industries, Inc., a corporation, containing a civil penalty of $300,000.
Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators
Document Number: E7-580
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is proposing to amend 16 CFR part 1211, Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators, to reflect changes made by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. in its standard UL 325.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Consumer Focus Groups
Document Number: E7-579
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-18
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 (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed collection of information from persons who may participate in Consumer Focus Groups. 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.
Portable Generators; Final Rule; Labeling Requirements
Document Number: 07-193
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects Figures 1 and 3 of the final rule requiring manufacturers to label portable generators with performance and technical data related to performance and safety.
Proposed Technical Amendment to the Flammability Standards for Carpets and Rugs; Notice of Opportunity for Oral Comment
Document Number: E7-266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-12
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document provides interested persons the opportunity for the oral presentation or written submissions regarding the proposed technical amendment to the flammability standards for carpets and rugs.
Portable Generators; Final Rule; Labeling Requirements
Document Number: 07-80
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-12
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) is issuing a final rule requiring manufacturers to label portable generators with performance and technical data related to performance and safety. The required warning label informs purchasers that: ``Using a generator indoors CAN KILL YOU IN MINUTES;'' ``Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide. This is a poison you cannot see or smell;'' ``NEVER use inside a home or garage, EVEN IF doors and windows are open;'' ``Only use OUTSIDE and far away from windows, doors, and vents.'' The warning label also includes pictograms. The Commission believes that providing this safety information will help reduce unreasonable risks of injury associated with portable generators.\1\
Children's Jewelry Containing Lead; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Request for Comments and Information
Document Number: E7-109
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-09
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is considering whether there may be a need to ban children's metal jewelry containing more than 0.06% lead by weight in metal components. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) initiates a rulemaking proceeding under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA). The Commission is soliciting written comments concerning the risks of injury associated with children's jewelry containing lead, the regulatory options discussed in this notice, other possible ways to address these risks, and the economic impacts of the various regulatory alternatives. The Commission also invites interested persons to submit an existing standard, or a statement of intent to modify or develop a voluntary standard, to address the risk of injury described in this notice.