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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD21 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: Toy Cap Requirements  
Abstract: Staff has determined that the toy cap requirements contained in F963-11 overlap existing requirements contained in 16 CFR 1500.18, 1500.47, and 1500.86. ASTM F 963-11 requires a more accurate measurement of sound levels that could result in hearing loss, and maximum sound levels in ASTM F 963-11 are equivalent or more stringent than those in 16 CFR part 1500. While the duplicate rules overlap, they do not conflict; products that meet the requirements in ASTM F 963-11 will also meet all the requirements in the CFR. The requirements in 16 CFR 1500.18, 1500.47, and 1500.86 require testing with equipment that is no longer available, and therefore, obsolete. Currently, toy caps are required to meet the ASTM F 963 requirement for third party testing. On June 13, 2012, staff submitted for Commission consideration a briefing package on the proposed rule. On June 19, 2012, the Commission voted unanimously to approve publication of the proposed rule in the Federal Register that would revoke the requirements in 16 CFR 1500.18, 1500.47, and 1500.86. The proposed rule was published on June 25, 2012. The comment period ended on August 24, 2012 and staff is preparing for Commission consideration a briefing package on the final rule. 
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Staff Sends Briefing Package to Commission  06/13/2012   
Commission Decision  06/19/2012   
NPRM Published in Federal Register  06/25/2012  77 FR 37834 
NPRM Comment Period End  08/24/2012   
Staff Sends Briefing Package to Commission  11/00/2013   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Richard McCallion
Project Manager
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2222
Email: rmccallion@cpsc.gov

 
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