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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD72 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Petition Requesting Rulemaking to Exempt Certain Head Protection Devices From the Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets 

On December 15, 2017, Hövding Sweden AB ("petitioner" or "Hövding") submitted a request that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC" or "Commission") exempt "inflatable head protective devices for bicyclists," such as Hövding’s product, from the testing requirements of the Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets, 16 CFR part 1203 (Bike Helmet Standard), if such product complies with, and is certified to, requirements in a standard developed by SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, SP-method 4439, Inflatable Head Protective Devices with Electronic Triggering System for Pedal Cyclists ("SP-Method 4439"). The petitioner's request was docketed as CP-18, and the notice in the Federal Register requested public comments for a period of 60 days. Staff is reviewing the comments and preparing a briefing package advising the Commission whether to grant, deny, or defer the petition.

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: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Independent agency 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2065    15 U.S.C. 2058   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Petition of Rulemaking  03/09/2018  83 FR 10418   
Comment Period on Notice of Petition Closes  05/08/2018 
Staff Sends Briefing Package to the Commission  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brian M. Baker
Project Manager, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences Mechanical
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2289