CPSC Seeks Comments on Its Proposed Rule on Safety Standards Addressing Blade-Contact Injuries on Table Saws

On May 12, 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a proposed rule to establish a performance standard for table saws. The proposed rule would require that table saws, when powered on, limit the depth of cut to 3.5 millimeters when a probe contacts the spinning blade at a radial approach rate of one meter per second (m/s). The rule would require saw manufacturers to incorporate patented Saw Stop technology in each of their devices. CPSC has indicated that the rule will have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, and estimates that the compliance costs will be between $100,000 and $700,000 to redesign and retool the products.

Written Comments are due by July 26, 2017. An oral comment hearing will take place on August 9, 2017.

Written comments may be submitted here.  Information on the oral comment hearing may be found here.

Advocacy contact: Prianka Sharma(link sends e-mail), (202) 205-6938.

Friday, July 7, 2017

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