Advocacy Comments on Safety Standard for Portable Generators

April 24, 2017

On November 21, 2016, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a proposed rule titled: Safety Standard for Portable Generators. The CPSC’s proposed rule establishes CO emissions rates for portable generators in an effort to reduce the risk of unreasonable injury or death from use of the device in an indoor or confined space. The proposed rule has a disproportionate impact on small generator manufacturers. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) recommends that CPSC fully analyze and consider alternatives to the proposed rule that would minimize this impact.

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