Consumer Product Safety Commission 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Standard for Infant Inclined Sleep Products
Document Number: 2017-06875
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-07
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards, or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is proposing a safety standard for infant inclined sleep products (inclined sleep products) in response to the direction under section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is proposing an amendment to include inclined sleep products in the list of notice of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission. The Commission is also proposing to explicitly identify infant inclined sleep products as a durable infant or toddler product subject to CPSC's consumer registration requirements.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-06497
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-31
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Infant Bath Tubs
Document Number: 2017-06270
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards, or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is issuing a safety standard for infant bath tubs in response to the direction of section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is amending its regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies to include the mandatory standard for infant bath tubs in the list of notices of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-05495
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-20
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Magnet Sets; Removal of Final Rule Vacated by Court
Document Number: 2017-04381
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-07
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule removes from the Code of Federal Regulations the final rule published on October 3, 2014, titled, ``Safety Standard for Magnet Sets.'' This action responds to a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that vacated the rule.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-04240
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2017-03552
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability: Estimated Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed Using 2013/2014 NHANES Biomonitoring Data
Document Number: 2017-03455
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is announcing the availability of a document titled, ``Estimated Phthalate Exposure and Risk to Women of Reproductive Age as Assessed Using 2013/2014 NHANES Biomonitoring Data.''
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 2017-03409
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
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 the Consumer Product Safety Commission's regulations. Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., containing a civil penalty in the amount of five million, eight hundred thousand dollars ($5,800,000) within thirty (30) days of service of the Commission's final Order accepting the Settlement Agreement.
Revisions to Safety Standard for Toddler Beds
Document Number: 2017-03332
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), also known as the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, in April 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) published a consumer product safety standard for toddler beds. The standard incorporated by reference the ASTM voluntary standard for toddler beds, with several modifications. The CPSIA sets forth a process for updating standards that the Commission has issued under the authority of section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In accordance with that process, we are publishing this direct final rule, revising the CPSC's standard for toddler beds to incorporate by reference a more recent version of the applicable ASTM standard.
Safety Standard Mandating ASTM F963 for Toys
Document Number: 2017-02147
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 106 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) made ASTM F963-07[egr]1, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, a mandatory consumer product safety standard. That section also provides procedures for revisions to the standard. In accordance with these procedures, the Commission (CPSC or Commission) recently allowed the update to ASTM F963, ASTM F963-16, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety (ASTM F963-16), to become the mandatory toy standard. This direct final rule incorporates by reference ASTM F963-16 and updates the existing notice of requirements (NOR) that provide the criteria and process for Commission acceptance of accreditation of third party conformity assessment bodies for testing for ASTM F963 pursuant to section 14(a)(3)(B)(vi) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA).
Amendments to Fireworks Regulations
Document Number: 2017-02014
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) proposes to amend its regulations regarding fireworks devices under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. The proposed amendments are based on the Commission's review of its existing fireworks regulations, the current fireworks market, changes in technology, existing fireworks standards, and safety issues associated with fireworks devices. The proposed amendments would create new requirements and modify or clarify existing requirements. Some of the proposed revisions would align with existing fireworks standards or codify the Commission's existing testing practices. The Commission believes that the proposed requirements would improve consumer safety by codifying limits, test procedures, and requirements that would reduce the risk of injury to consumers and clarifying existing requirements to promote compliance.
Portable Generators; Notice of Opportunity for Oral Presentation of Comments
Document Number: 2017-02061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-02-01
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Commission) announces that there will be an opportunity for interested persons to present oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) the Commission issued proposing a standard that limits carbon monoxide (CO) emissions from operating portable generators. Any oral comments will be part of the rulemaking record.
Request for Information Regarding Mattress Materials
Document Number: 2017-02058
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-01
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is requesting information on the materials, components, and methods of assembly currently used to comply with the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, and the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets.
Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Clothing Textiles, Vinyl Plastic Film
Document Number: 2017-01644
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-25
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) requests comments on a proposed request for extension of approval of a collection of information from manufacturers and importers of clothing, textiles and related materials intended for use in clothing under the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles (16 CFR part 1610) and the Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film (16 CFR part 1611). These regulations establish requirements for testing and recordkeeping for manufacturers and importers who furnish guaranties for products subject to these standards. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0024. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on April 30, 2017. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads and Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets
Document Number: 2017-01643
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-25
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) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information from manufacturers and importers of mattresses and mattress pads. The collection of information is set forth in the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, 16 CFR part 1632 and the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets, 16 CFR part 1633. These regulations establish testing and recordkeeping requirements for manufacturers and importers subject to the standards. 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).
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2017-01497
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-00799
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice (Correction)
Document Number: 2017-00270
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-09
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Hazardous Substances and Articles: Administration and Enforcement Regulations
Document Number: 2017-00240
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-09
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2017-00197
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Procedures for Disclosure or Production of Information Under the Freedom of Information Act; Amendments
Document Number: 2016-31131
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, CPSC, or we) is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to update its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rule. We are proposing to revise the rule to conform to the amendments of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (the 2016 FOIA) to the FOIA. The Commission also proposes to update the rule to reflect changes in Commission procedures, update Commission contact information, including current methods of submitting requests for records to the Commission, revise employee titles, and make various technical changes and corrections. This NPR seeks comments on the proposed changes to the rule.