( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2020-06-22 16:40:16 )
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a direct final rule updating its safety standard for hand-held infant carriers.
Direct final rule 16 CFR 1225 incorporates the latest version of ASTM International’s ‘Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Hand-Held Infant Carriers’ – ASTM F2050-19 – into the safety standard without modifications.
‘Hand-held infant carrier’ is defined in the standard as:
“A freestanding, rigid-sided or semi-rigid-sided product intended to carry an occupant whose torso is completely supported by the product to facilitate transportation by a caregiver by means of hand-holds or handles.”
ASTM F2050-19 has two major changes that stakeholders should be aware of:
• Definition now includes semi-rigid-sided products (harmonized with the definition in 16 CFR 1225)
• Warning statement and pictogram requirements added in regard to fall hazards during shopping cart use
US CPSC published the direct final rule on May 20, 2020, and it will come into effect on August 3, 2020.
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