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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD10 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: Petition CP 10-2/HP 10-1 Requesting a Change to the Bunk Bed Standard 
Abstract: Carol Pollack-Nelson of Independent Safety Consulting submitted a petition to the Commission on April 16, 2010, requesting that the Commission initiate rulemaking to revise existing regulations related to bunk beds. The petition was docketed under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) as Petition CP 10-2 and under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) as Petition HP 10-1. The petition requests that the Commission revise its existing bunk bed standard, codified at 16 CFR parts 1213, 1500, and 1513, to incorporate requirements for head and neck entrapment testing in spaces created by side structures that are provided with a bunk bed, including ladders. The petition was docketed on June 18, 2010. The Commission voted unanimously on June 29, 2010 to approve publication of a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on the petition. The notice was published in the Federal Register on July 12, 2010. The comment period closed on September 10, 2010. On April 12, 2011, the Commission voted unanimously to defer the petition, pending an evaluation of progress by the voluntary standard committee to address the hazard. On November 8, 2011, the Commission voted unanimously to defer the petition for an additional 6 months in anticipation of action by the voluntary standard committee to address the hazard. On May 16, 2012, the staff sent a briefing package to the Commission that provided an update about the activities related to the voluntary standard. On May 22, 2012, the Commission voted unanimously to defer the petition for an additional 6 months in anticipation of action by the voluntary standard committee to address the hazard. Staff is preparing a briefing package for Commission consideration. 
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.
Legal Authority: 5 USC 553(e), Administrative Procedure Act; 15 USC 1262(j), Federal Hazardous Substances Act; 15 USC 2058(i), Consumer Product Safety Act 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Petition Docketed  06/18/2010   
Notice for Comment on Petition Published in Federal Register  07/12/2010  75 FR 39666 
Comment Period Closed  09/10/2010   
Staff Sent Briefing Package to Commission  04/06/2011   
Commission Decision  04/12/2011   
Staff Sent Status Update Report to Commission  11/02/2011   
Commission Decision  11/08/2011   
Staff Sends Status Update Report to Commission  05/16/2012   
Commission Decision  05/22/2012   
Staff Sends Briefing Package to Commission  01/00/2014   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Timothy P. Smith
Project Manager
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Division of Human Factors, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, Division of Human Factors, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2557
Email: tsmith@cpsc.gov

 
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