CPSC Seeks Comments on Safety Standards for Crib Mattresses
On October 26, 2020 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission published a proposed rule to update safety standards for crib mattresses. The Commission is proposing a safety standard for full-size and non-full-size crib mattresses, and after-market mattresses for play-yards and non-full-size cribs. The Commission is also proposing registration requirements to identify crib mattresses as durable infant or toddler products. The Commission would incorporate certain ASTM voluntary standards with additional modifications to make them more stringent. Such modifications include a cyclic test for coil or spring lacerations, tests for compression from fitted sheets, mattress firmness tests and several additional requirements. Written comments on the proposed rule are due by January 11, 2021.