CPSC Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Establish Safety Standards for Baby Crib Bumpers and Liners
On April 3, 2020 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a proposed rule to establish a safety standard for crib bumpers and liners and proposed to identify crib bumpers and liners as durable infant or toddler products thus making them subject to CPSC’s consumer registration requirements. The proposed rule would incorporate current industry standards but includes several additional modifications by CPSC. The Commission has stated that the rule has the potential to impact small entities and prepared an initial regulatory flexibility analysis that states that depending on the size of the entity, there is the potential for significant economic impact above one percent of annual revenue. Comments are due by June 17, 2020.