CPSC Forum on Crib Bumpers
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing a public forum on crib bumpers. We invite interested parties to attend the forum and make presentations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Third Party Conformity Assessment Body Registration Form
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announces that the CPSC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information under the requirements pertaining to the third party conformity assessment bodies registration form, approved previously under (OMB No. 3041-0143). In the Federal Register of September 6, 2019, the CPSC published a notice announcing the agency's intent to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission received no comments. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the CPSC announces that the agency has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information, without change.
Safety Standard for Infant Sleep Products
In the Federal Register of April 7, 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (2017 NPR) pursuant to the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), to promulgate a consumer product safety standard for infant inclined sleep products (inclined sleep products). The 2017 NPR allowed an incline between 10 and 30 degrees for the seat back angle of an inclined sleep product. The 2017 NPR proposed to adopt a voluntary standard for inclined sleep products developed by ASTM International, with a modification to the standard's definition of ``accessory.'' Based on subsequent information and events, the Commission is now issuing a supplemental proposed rule (Supplemental NPR), proposing to adopt the current ASTM standard for inclined sleep products, with modifications that would make the mandatory standard more stringent than the voluntary standard. The proposed changes include limiting the seat back angle for sleep to 10 degrees or less. CPSC's proposed standard would cover products intended for infant sleep that are not already addressed by another standard. Additionally, the Commission proposes to include the mandatory standard for infant sleep products in the Commission's list of notices of requirements (NORs). The Commission also proposes to amend the consumer registration rule to identify explicitly infant sleep products as a durable infant or toddler product subject to CPSC's consumer registration requirements.
Performance Requirements for Residential Gas Furnaces and Boilers; Notice of Reopening of Comment Period
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) voted to publish an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) in the Federal Register on August 19, 2019, concerning residential gas furnaces and boilers. The ANPR invited the public to submit written comments during a comment period that would close 60 days after the date of publication of the ANPR in the Federal Register. In response to a request for an extension, the Commission is reopening the comment period.