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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD23 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Petition on Crib Bumpers 
Abstract:

The Commission received correspondence from the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), dated May 9, 2012, requesting that the Commission initiate rulemaking to distinguish and regulate "hazardous pillow-like" crib bumpers from "non-hazardous traditional" crib bumpers under sections 7 and 9 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). The Commission granted the petition. The Commission issued a request for information (RFI) in February 2016, seeking information regarding the safety benefits of crib bumpers, whether safety hazards are associated with crib bumpers, existing safety standards that apply to crib bumpers, and potential performance requirements, testing, and other standards that may reduce the risk of injury, if any, associated with crib bumpers. CPSC staff is working with ASTM to improve the voluntary standard for infant bedding. In September 2019, staff delivered to the Commission an NPRM briefing package for a proposed rule under section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). In April 2020, the Commission issued a proposed rule. Staff is working on a briefing package for a 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: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 16 CFR 1240   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 553(e)    15 U.S.C. 1262(j)    15 U.S.C. 2058(i)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Petition Docketed  06/06/2012 
Notice for Comment Published in Federal Register  06/25/2012  77 FR 37836   
Comment Period End  08/24/2012 
Staff Sends Briefing Package to Commission  05/15/2013 
Commission Decision  05/24/2013 
Staff Sends Draft RFI to Commission  02/03/2016 
Commission Decision  02/09/2016 
RFI Published in the Federal Register  02/16/2016  81 FR 7765   
Staff Sends Briefing Package to Commission  09/09/2016 
Staff Sends NPRM Briefing Package to Commission  09/04/2019 
Notice of Commission Forum  11/29/2019  84 FR 65789   
Commission Forum  01/22/2020 
Commission Decision  03/18/2020 
NPRM  04/03/2020  85 FR 18878   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/17/2020 
Staff Sends Final Rule Briefing Package to Commission  09/00/2021 
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:
Timothy P. Smith
Project Manager, Directorate for Engineering Sciences
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Division of Human Factors, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2557
Email: tsmith@cpsc.gov