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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD48 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Standard for Baby Changing Products 

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 6 months thereafter.

On August 17, 2016, CPSC staff sent a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) briefing package for baby changing products to the Commission for consideration, as part of this series of standards for durable infant or toddler products. The proposed standard is based on ASTM F2388-16,  Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Changing Tables for Domestic Use , with additions. On September 14, 2016, the Commission held a public decisional meeting to consider the NPR briefing package, at which the Commission voted (3-2) to approve publication of the NPR in the  Federal Register . The Commission published the NPR in the  Federal Register  on  September 29, 2016 . The comment period will end on  December 13, 2016 .


Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-314, sec 104   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Staff Sends NPRM Briefing Package to Commission  08/17/2016 
Commission Decision  08/23/2016 
NPRM  09/29/2016  81 FR 66881   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/13/2016 
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:
Mark Kumagai
Project Manager, Directorate for Engineering Sciences
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2234