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As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is proposing a new federal regulation 16 CFR 1233 Safety Standard for Portable Hook-On Chairs.
The rule proposes to adopt the existing ASTM standard, F1235 - 15 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Portable Hook-On Chairs, approved on May 1, 2015, without any changes. As described within the scope of the ASTM F1235 - 15 standard, a “Portable Hook-On Chair” is:
Most common incidents associated with portable hook-on chairs, based on the incident reports collected by the CPSC, are falls due to components of the chair detaching, the child’s activities or restraint or containment issues.
The ASTM F1235 - 15 standard addresses general requirements such as sharp points, sharp edges, locking and latching mechanisms, scissoring, shearing and pinching, marking and labeling, instructional literature, etc., as well as specific performance requirements for hook-on chairs, including:
The CPSC has proposed that the rule become effective 6 months after the publication of a final rule in the Federal Register. Comments on the proposed rule can be submitted until September 15, 2015.
The Proposed Rule can be viewed at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-07-02/pdf/2015-16330.pdf
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