CPSC Announces Public Hearing on Proposed Clothing Storage Unit Rulemaking
On March 1, 2022, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced an opportunity for oral presentation of comments on its proposed rule to establish safety standards for clothing storage units. The hearing will take place on April 6, 2022.
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 hangtag. 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.