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As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved the new ASTM F1235-18 to be incorporated in the federal regulation: 16 CFR 1233 – Safety Standard for Portable Hook-on Chairs.
Since promulgation of the federal rule for portable hook-on chairs, the ASTM F1235-18 is the first revision to the standard.
A “portable hook-on chair” as defined by the ASTM F1235 standard is:
Most of the changes from the ASTM F1235-15 to the ASTM F1235-18 version of the standard have been primarily editorial in nature with one significant revision affecting safety:
The revised ASTM F1235-18 standard becomes the mandatory Safety Standard for portable hook-on chairs effective January 15, 2019, unless the CPSC receives any adverse comments by October 24, 2018.
The Final Rule can be reviewed at: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-24/pdf/2018-20673.pdf
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