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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD86 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
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. 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. On August 24, 2022, staff submitted to the Commission a briefing package recommending issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), under the Flammable Fabrics Act (15 U.S.C. 1191-1204), to clarify existing provisions, expand permissible equipment and materials, and update equipment requirements that are outdated. On September 2, 2022, the Commission voted to approve publication of the NPRM. The NPRM was published on September 14, 2022. The written comment period on the NPRM closed on November 14, 2022. Staff will prepare a final rule briefing package for the Commission in FY 2023.

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: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 16 CFR 1610   
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  08/24/2022 
Commission Decision  09/02/2022 
NPRM  09/14/2022  87 FR 56289   
End of NPRM Comment Period  11/14/2022 
Staff Sends Final Rule Briefing Package to Commission  11/00/2023 
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:
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