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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD33 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Standard for High Chairs 
Abstract:

Section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) requires the Commission to issue consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. The Commission is directed to assess the effectiveness of applicable voluntary standards and, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, promulgate consumer product safety standards that are substantially the same as the voluntary standard or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission determines that more stringent standards would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The CPSIA requires that not later than August 14, 2009, the Commission begin rulemaking for at least two categories of durable infant or toddler products and promulgate two such standards every six months thereafter. On October 7, 2015, CPSC sent a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) briefing package for high chairs to the Commission for consideration, as part of this series of standards for durable infant and toddler products. The proposed standard is based on ASTM F404-15, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for High Chairs, with additions. On October 30, 2015, the Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to approve publication of the NPRM in the Federal Register. The Commission published the NPRM in the Federal Register on November 9, 2015. On January 21, 2016, the Commission published a correction to the NPRM, correcting an error in the proposed regulatory text. The comment period closed on January 25, 2016. Staff is reviewing the comments received. Staff is reviewing the comments and will submit a briefing package and draft final rule for Commission consideration.

 
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: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 16 CFR 1231   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-314, sec 104   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Staff Sends NPRM Briefing Package to Commission  10/07/2015 
Commission Decision  10/30/2015 
NPRM  11/09/2015  80 FR 69,144   
NPRM Correction  01/21/2016  81 FR 3,354   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/25/2016 
Staff Sends Final Rule Briefing Package to Commission  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Stefanie Marques
Project Manager, Division of Pharmacology and Physiology Assessment
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2581
Email: smarques@cpsc.gov