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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD86 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●General Wearing Apparel 16 CFR Part 1610 Rule Amendments 

On April 10, 2019, CPSC staff submitted to the Commission a briefing package and draft Request for Information (RFI), seeking information about possible changes to the Commission’s Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles, at 16 CFR part 1610, including information about the equipment and procedures specified in the standard and possible ways to update those provisions, as well as information about the possibility of adding spandex to the list of fabrics that are exempt from the testing requirements in the standard. On April 17, 2019, the Commission voted to approve publication of the RFI. On April 23, 2019, the RFI was published in the Federal Register . The comment period for the RFI closed on June 24, 2019. After reviewing comments received in response to the RFI, as well as additional relevant information, staff submitted a briefing package to the Commission on September 30, 2020, recommending updates to certain equipment and procedures specified in the standard. Staff is preparing a briefing package for a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), under the Flammable Fabrics Act (15 U.S.C. 1191-1204).

Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 16 CFR part 1610     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1193   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Staff Sent RFI Briefing Package to Commission  04/10/2019 
Commission Decision on RFI  04/17/2019 
RFI  04/23/2019  84 FR 16797   
End of RFI Comment Period  06/24/2019 
Status Update Briefing Package to Commission  09/30/2020 
Staff Sends NPRM Briefing Package to Commission  09/00/2022 
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:
Paige Witzen
Project Manager, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2029