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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD65 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Furniture Tip Overs: Clothing Storage Units 

Based on direction in the Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Plan, staff submitted a briefing package to the Commission in September 2016, addressing furniture tip overs and focused, specifically, on clothing storage unit (CSU) tip overs. CPSC is aware of fatal and nonfatal incidents involving CSUs tipping over. The majority of incidents involve children. In November 2017, the Commission issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), seeking comments and initiating rulemaking under the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2051-2089). In July 2021, staff submitted  a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) briefing package to the Commission. On January 19, 2022, the Commission approved publication of an NPRM addressing CSU tip overs. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on February 3, 2022. The written comment period closes on April 19, 2022. On February 9, 2022, the Commission received a request to extend the written comment period on the NPRM. On February 23, 2022, staff forwarded to the Commission a draft notice to extend the written comment period. On March 1, 2022, the Commission voted not to extend the written comment period. On February 16, 2022, staff submitted to the Commission a draft notice announcing the opportunity for interested parties to make oral comments on the NPRM. On February 23, 2022, the Commission voted to approve publication of the oral comment notice. The oral comment notice was published in the Federal Register on March 1, 2022, announcing that the Commission would hold the hearing on April 6, 2022. After reviewing comments on the NPRM, staff will work on a final rule briefing package.

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: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2056    15 U.S.C. 2058    15 U.S.C. 2076(e)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Staff Sent Briefing Package to Commission  09/30/2016 
Staff Sent ANPRM Briefing Package to Commission  11/15/2017 
Commission Decision on ANPRM  11/21/2017 
ANPRM  11/30/2017  82 FR 56752   
Comment Period Extended  01/17/2018  83 FR 2382   
Comment Period End  04/14/2018 
Staff Sent NPRM Briefing Package to Commission  07/14/2021 
Commission Decision on NPRM  01/19/2022 
NPRM  02/03/2022  87 FR 6246   
Draft Notice of Oral Comment Hearing to Commission  02/16/2022 
Commission Decision on Notice of Oral Comment Hearing  02/23/2022 
Draft FR Notice to Commission to Extend NPRM Comment Period  02/23/2022 
Commission Decision Not To Extend Comment Period  03/01/2022 
Notice of Oral Comment Hearing  03/01/2022  87 FR 11366   
Oral Comment Hearing  04/06/2022 
End of NPRM Comment Period  04/19/2022 
Staff Sends Final Rule Briefing Package to Commission  09/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Kristen Talcott
Project Manager, Directorate for Engineering Sciences
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2311