Small Business Roundtable – February 16, 2022

The Office of Advocacy will host a roundtable to discuss the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) proposed rule to establish safety standards for clothing storage units. The roundtable will take place on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, from 2-3 p.m. ET. Roundtable participation details will be provided upon receipt of RSVP. RSVPs should be sent to The purpose of the roundtable will be to gather small entity input and feedback on the issue for discussion.

*CPSC representatives will be listening-in on the roundtable. However, they will not provide comments or feedback.


2:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.          Introductory Remarks

Prianka Sharma, Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy
Tyler Richards, Regulatory Economist, Office of Advocacy

2:05 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.           Input from Interested Small Entity Representatives

Roundtable meetings are open to all interested persons, with the exception of the press, in order to facilitate open and frank discussion about the impacts of Federal regulatory activities on small entities. Agendas and presentations are available to all, including the press. Anyone who wants to receive roundtable agendas or presentations, or to be included in the distribution list, should forward such requests to  The purpose of these Roundtable meetings is to exchange opinions, facts and information and to obtain the attendees’ individual views and opinions regarding small entity concerns.  The meetings are not intended to achieve or communicate any consensus positions of the attendees.

Small Entity Roundtable
Issue for Discussion
February 16, 2022

CPSC Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Establish Safety Standards for Clothing Storage Units

On February 3, 2022, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission published a proposed rule to establish safety standards for clothing storage units. Specifically, the Commission is requiring that clothing storage units be tested and exceed minimum stability requirements and be labeled with safety information and a hang-tag. The Commission has prepared an initial regulatory flexibility act analysis for the rulemaking outlining the costs and impacts to small business. The analysis shows that a substantial number of manufacturers are considered small businesses and would be impacted by this rulemaking. The commission is requesting comments on the rule, and small businesses are also encouraged to provide detailed information on the direct cost implications as well as whether there are any regulatory alternatives that would minimize the impact on small entities.

Comments are due by April 19, 2022.