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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD90 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Play Yard and Play Yard Mattresses Petitions 

On November 29, 2021, Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D., Sarah B. Newens, M.S., and Alan H. Schoem, Esq. (collectively, "Petitioners"), submitted to the Commission Secretary: (1) a Petition to Require Minimum Thickness for Play Yard Mattresses (Mattress Thickness Petition), and (2) a Petition to Standardize the Size of Play Yards and Play Yard Mattresses (Play Yard Size Petition)(collectively petitions). The petitions seek a rulemaking to amend the Commission’s regulation, Safety Standard for Play Yards, 16 CFR part 1221, to address the hazards of infants suffocating from soft bedding added to play yard sleep environment and infants becoming entrapped between the edge of a play yard and the play yard mattress and suffocating (gap entrapment hazard). CSPC docketed the Mattress Thickness Petition as petition CP 22-1 and docketed the Play Yard Size Petition as CP 22-2. On May 19, 2022, the Commission published notice of the petitions in the Federal Register. The comment period on the petitions ended on July 18, 2022. In fiscal year 2023, staff will submit to the Commission a briefing package with recommendations regarding the petitions.

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: 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   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Petitions Docketed  04/27/2022 
Notice of Petitions Published in Federal Register  05/19/2022  87 FR 30436   
Comment Period End  07/18/2022 
Staff Sends Briefing Package to Commission  03/29/2023 
Commission Decision Denying Both Petitions  04/04/2023 
Staff Sends Draft Denial Letter to the Commission  06/00/2023 
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:
Frederick DeGrano
Project Manager, Directorate for Engineering Sciences
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2711