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Revision to Children's Gasoline Burn Prevention Act Regulation
Document Number: 2017-26954
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Children's Gasoline Burn Prevention Act (CGBPA or the Act) adopted as a consumer product safety rule, the child-resistance requirements for closures on portable gasoline containers published in the ASTM voluntary standard, Standard Specification for Determination of Child Resistance of Portable Fuel Containers for Consumer Use, ASTM F2517-05. ASTM F2517 was revised in 2015. These revisions became law under the Act, which the Commission codified through a direct final rule in 2015. On November 13, 2017, the Commission received notice from ASTM that a revision to ASTM F2517 was published in November 2017. In this direct final rule the Commission reviews and evaluates the revised ASTM F2517, finding that the revisions carry out the purposes of the CGBPA's requirements. Accordingly, the 2017 revisions to the child- resistance requirements will be automatically incorporated and apply as the statutorily mandated standard for closures on portable gasoline containers. This direct final rule updates the Commission's regulation to reflect that the requirements for closures on portable gasoline containers must meet the requirements in ASTM F2517-17.
Safety Standard Mandating ASTM F963 for Toys
Document Number: 2017-26009
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 106 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) made ASTM F963-07[epsi]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 F963-17, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety (ASTM F963-17), to become the mandatory toy standard, with one exception. This direct final rule incorporates by reference ASTM F963-17, with one exception, and updates the existing notice of requirements (NOR) that provides the criteria and process for Commission acceptance of accreditation of third party conformity assessment bodies for testing for ASTM F963 pursuant to the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA).
Clothing Storage Unit Tip Overs; Request for Comments and Information
Document Number: 2017-25779
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is contemplating developing a rule to address the risk of injury and death associated with clothing storage unit furniture tipping over. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking initiates a rulemaking proceeding under the Consumer Product Safety Act. We invite comments concerning the risk of injury associated with clothing storage units tipping over, the alternatives discussed in this notice, and other possible alternatives for addressing the risk. We also invite interested parties to submit existing voluntary standards or a statement of intent to modify or develop a voluntary standard that addresses the risk of injury described in this notice.
Prohibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates
Document Number: 2017-23267
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-27
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) issues this final rule prohibiting children's toys and child care articles that contain concentrations of more than 0.1 percent of diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-pentyl phthalate (DPENP), di-n-hexyl phthalate (DHEXP), and dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP). Section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) established permanent and interim prohibitions on the sale of certain consumer products containing specific phthalates. That provision also directed the CPSC to convene a Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) to study the effects on children's health of all phthalates and phthalate alternatives as used in children's toys and child care articles and to provide recommendations to the Commission regarding whether any phthalates or phthalate alternatives, other than those already permanently prohibited, should be prohibited. The CPSIA requires the Commission to promulgate a final rule after receiving the final CHAP report. This rule fulfills that requirement.
CPSC Acceptance of Third Party Laboratories: Revision to the Notice of Requirements for Prohibitions of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates
Document Number: 2017-23266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-27
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) would update the existing notice of requirements (NOR) for prohibitions of children's toys and child care articles containing specified phthalates that provide the criteria and process for Commission acceptance of accreditation pursuant to the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). The proposed NOR would revise the current NOR to be consistent with the final phthalates rule, which is published elsewhere in this same issue of the Federal Register and will be codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-22661
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-18
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Children's Products, Children's Toys, and Child Care Articles: Determinations Regarding Lead, ASTM F963 Elements, and Phthalates for Engineered Wood Products
Document Number: 2017-21980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is proposing a rule to determine that certain untreated and unfinished engineered wood products (EWPs), specifically, particleboard, hardwood plywood, and medium-density fiberboard, made from virgin wood or pre- consumer waste wood would not contain lead, the ASTM F963 elements, or specified phthalates that exceed the limits set forth under the CPSC's statutes for children's products, children's toys, and child care articles. Based on these proposed determinations, the specified EWPs would not be required to have third party testing for compliance with the requirements for lead, ASTM F963 elements, or phthalates for children's products, children's toys, and child care articles.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-22181
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Petition Requesting Rulemaking on Magnet Sets
Document Number: 2017-21534
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) has received a petition requesting that the Commission initiate rulemaking under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) to adopt a safety standard for high-powered magnet sets. The Commission invites written comments concerning the petition.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-21318
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Public Availability of Consumer Product Safety Commission FY 2016 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2017-21029
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Consolidated Appropriations Act), is announcing the availability of CPSC's service contract inventory for fiscal year (FY) 2016. This inventory provides information on service contract actions exceeding $25,000 that CPSC made in FY 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets
Document Number: 2017-20779
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
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 CPSC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the CPSC's Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets (OMB No. 3041-0127). In the Federal Register of July 21, 2017 (82 FR 33875), the CPSC published a notice announcing the agency's intent to seek an extension of approval of this collection of information. CPSC received no comments in response to that notice. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information without change.
Guidance Document on Hazardous Additive, Non-Polymeric Organohalogen Flame Retardants in Certain Consumer Products
Document Number: 2017-20733
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission announces that it has approved a statement that provides guidance for manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, and consumers of certain consumer products that may contain harmful organohalogen flame retardants in an additive form. To protect consumers and children from the potential toxic effects of exposure to these chemicals, the Commission recommends that manufacturers of children's products, upholstered furniture sold for use in residences, mattresses (and mattress pads), and plastic casings surrounding electronics refrain from intentionally adding non-polymeric, organohalogen flame retardants (``OFRs'') to their products. Further, the Commission recommends that, before purchasing such products for resale, importers, distributors, and retailers obtain assurances from manufacturers that such products do not contain OFRs. Finally, the Commission recommends that consumers, especially those who are pregnant or with young children, inquire and obtain assurances from retailers that such products do not contain OFRs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Contests, Challenges, and Awards
Document Number: 2017-20205
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-22
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) 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 associated with CPSC-sponsored contests, challenges, and awards (OMB No. 3041-0151). In the Federal Register of June 26, 2017 (82 FR 28829), the CPSC published a notice announcing the agency's intent to seek an extension of approval of this collection of information. CPSC received no comments in response to that notice. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information without change.
Protection of Human Subjects
Document Number: 2017-19737
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-18
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On January 19, 2017, the Federal departments and agencies that are subject to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (referred to as the Common Rule) published a final rule amending the Common Rule. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) adopts the Common Rule.
Safety Standard for Infant Bouncer Seats
Document Number: 2017-19255
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-18
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 determines that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is issuing this final rule establishing a safety standard for infant bouncer seats (bouncer seats) in response to the direction of section 104(b) of the CPSIA. Additionally, the Commission is finalizing an amendment to its regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies to include safety standard for bouncer seats in the list of notice of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-19756
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-19548
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Amendment to Standard for All-Terrain Vehicles; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Document Number: 2017-19341
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) required the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or the Commission) to publish, as a mandatory consumer product safety standard, the American National Standard for Four-Wheel All-Terrain Vehicles Equipment Configuration, and Performance Requirements, developed by the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (ANSI/SVIA 1- 2007). CPSC published that mandatory consumer product safety standard on November 14, 2008. ANSI/SVIA issued a 2017 edition of its standard in June 2017. In accordance with the CPSIA, CPSC proposes to amend the Commission's mandatory ATV standard to reference the 2017 edition of the ANSI/SVIA standard.
Prohibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates: Determinations Regarding Certain Plastics
Document Number: 2017-18387
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is issuing a final rule that determines that certain plastics with specified additives would not contain the specified phthalates prohibited in children's toys and child care articles. Based on these determinations, the specified plastics with specified additives will not require third party testing for compliance with the mandatory prohibitions on children's toys and child care articles containing phthalates.
Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 2017-18251
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
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 Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. containing a civil penalty in the amount of five million, seven hundred thousand dollars ($5,700,000), within thirty (30) days of service of the Commission's final Order accepting the Settlement Agreement.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2017-16982
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-24
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. The Commission welcomes comments on the agenda and on the individual agenda entries.
Procedures for Disclosure or Production of Information Under the Freedom of Information Act
Document Number: 2017-16550
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, CPSC, or we) is issuing a final rule to update its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rule. The final rule revises the rule to conform to the amendments of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (the 2016 FOIA) to the FOIA. The final rule is also updated to reflect changes in Commission procedures; updates Commission contact information, including current methods of submitting requests for records to the Commission; revises employee titles; and makes various technical changes and corrections.
Products Containing Organohalogen Flame Retardants; Notice of Opportunity for Oral Presentation of Comments
Document Number: 2017-16588
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) announces that there will be an opportunity for interested persons to present oral comments on the petition requesting that the Commission initiate rulemaking under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) to declare several categories of products containing additive organohalogen flame retardants to be ``banned hazardous substances.''
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters
Document Number: 2017-15281
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
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 CPSC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters (OMB No. 3041-0130). In the Federal Register of May 3, 2017 (82 FR 20591), the CPSC published a notice to announce the agency's intent to seek an extension of approval of this collection of information. CPSC received no comments in response to that notice. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information without change.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Procedures for Export of Noncomplying Products
Document Number: 2017-15280
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
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 CPSC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information relating to the procedures for the export of noncomplying products (OMB No. 3041-0003). In the Federal Register of May 3, 2017 (84 FR 20590), the CPSC published a notice announcing the agency's intent to seek an extension of approval of this collection of information. CPSC received no comments in response to that notice. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information without change.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-15279
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
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 CPSC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information relating to the generic clearance for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery (OMB No. 3041-0148). In the Federal Register of May 3, 2017 (82 FR 20591), the CPSC published a notice announcing the agency's intent to seek an extension of approval of this collection of information. CPSC received no comments in response to that notice. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information without change.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Consumer Focus Groups
Document Number: 2017-15278
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
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 CPSC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a request for extension of approval of a collection of information from persons who may voluntarily participate in consumer focus groups. In the Federal Register of May 3, 2017 (82 FR 20589), the CPSC published a notice announcing the agency's intent to seek an extension of approval of this collection of information. CPSC received no comments in response to that notice. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information without change.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets
Document Number: 2017-15277
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) invites comments on a proposed request for extension of approval of a collection of information relating to the Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets (OMB No. 3041-0127). 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).
Safety Standard Addressing Blade-Contact Injuries on Table Saws; Notice of Opportunity for Oral Presentation of Comments
Document Number: 2017-14035
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
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 to address blade-contact injuries on table saws. The NPR proposed a standard that requires table saws limit the depth of cut to 3.5 millimeters when a test probe, acting as surrogate for a human body/finger, contacts the spinning blade at a radial approach rate of 1 meter per second (m/s). Any oral comments will be part of the rulemaking record.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Contests, Challenges, and Awards
Document Number: 2017-13300
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
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) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a generic collection of information for CPSC-sponsored contests, challenges, and awards approved previously under OMB Control No. 3041-0151. The Commission 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).
Request for Information on Potentially Reducing Regulatory Burdens Without Harming Consumers
Document Number: 2017-12434
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, or Commission) seeks suggestions for ways the Commission could potentially reduce burdens and costs of its existing rules, regulations, or practices without harming consumers.
CPSC Workshop on Recall Effectiveness
Document Number: 2017-12185
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Commission, or we) staff is holding a workshop on potential ways to improve the effectiveness of consumer product recalls. We invite interested parties to attend the workshop.
Commission Agenda and Priorities; Notice of Hearing
Document Number: 2017-12069
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission) will conduct a public hearing to receive views from all interested parties about the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal year 2018, which begins on October 1, 2017, and for fiscal year 2019, which begins on October 1, 2018. We invite members of the public to participate. Written comments and oral presentations concerning the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 will become part of the public record.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-11982
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-08
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.; Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.; and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A., Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 2017-11567
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-05
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 Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A., containing a civil penalty in the amount of five million, two hundred thousand dollars ($5,200,000), within thirty (30) days of service of the Commission's final Order accepting the Settlement Agreement.
In re Zen Magnets, LLC Oral Argument Before the Commission
Document Number: 2017-10572
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``Commission'') will meet on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Hearing Room 420 of the Headquarters Building of the CPSC for an Oral Argument in In the Matter of Zen Magnets, LLC, CPSC Docket No. 12-2. The public is invited to attend and observe the open portion of the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-10338
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Booster Seats
Document Number: 2017-10044
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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 booster seats in response to the direction under section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is proposing an amendment to include booster seats in the list of notice of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission.
Safety Standard Addressing Blade-Contact Injuries on Table Saws
Document Number: 2017-09098
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined preliminarily that there may be an unreasonable risk of blade-contact injuries associated with table saws. In 2015, there were an estimated 33,400 table saw, emergency department-treated injuries. Of these, CPSC staff estimates that 30,800 (92 percent) are likely related to the victim making contact with the saw blade. CPSC staff's review of the existing data indicates that currently available safety devices, such as the modular blade guard and riving knife, do not adequately address the unreasonable risk of blade-contact injuries on table saws. To address this risk, the Commission proposes a rule that is based, in part, on work conducted by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. The proposed rule would establish a performance standard that requires table saws, when powered on, to limit the depth of cut to 3.5 millimeters when a test probe, acting as surrogate for a human body/finger, contacts the spinning blade at a radial approach rate of 1 meter per second (m/s). The proposed rule would address an estimated 54,800 medically treated blade-contact injuries annually. The Commission estimates that the proposed rule's aggregate net benefits on an annual basis could range from about $625 million to about $2,300 million.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters
Document Number: 2017-08916
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
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 associated with the collection of information for the Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters, 16 CFR part 1212. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0130. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on August 31, 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; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-08915
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
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 generic clearance for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0148. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on August 31, 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; Consumer Focus Groups
Document Number: 2017-08914
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
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 persons who may voluntarily participate in consumer focus groups. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0136. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on August 31, 2017. The Commission 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Procedures for Export of Noncomplying Products
Document Number: 2017-08913
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
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 relating to the procedures for the export of noncomplying products. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection of information under control number 3041-0003. OMB's most recent extension of approval will expire on August 31, 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-08191
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Middleby Corporation and Viking Range LLC, Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 2017-07557
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
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 The Middleby Corporation and Viking Range LLC, containing a civil penalty in the amount of four million, six hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($4,650,000), within thirty (30) days of service of the Commission's final Order accepting the Settlement Agreement.
Amendments to Fireworks Regulations; Notice of Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2017-07556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) regarding fireworks in the Federal Register on February 2, 2017. The NPR invited the public to submit written comments during a 75-day comment period beginning on the NPR publication date. In response to a request for an extension of the comment period, the Commission is extending the comment period by 90 days.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Clothing Textiles, Vinyl Plastic Film
Document Number: 2017-07237
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-11
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the Commission's Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles and the Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film approved previously under OMB Control No. 3041-0024. In the Federal Register of January 25, 2017 (82 FR 8411), the CPSC published a notice to announce the agency's intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission received no comments. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information, without change.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads and Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets
Document Number: 2017-07236
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-11
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the collection of information set forth in the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, and the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets, approved previously under OMB Control No. 3041-0014. In the Federal Register of January 25, 2017 (82 FR 8409), the CPSC published a notice to announce the agency's intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission received no comments. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information, without change.
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.