U.S. CPSC Revokes Certain Requirements Pertaining to Caps Intended for Use with Toy Guns and Toy Guns Not Intended for Use with Caps
Vol. 740 | November 20, 2013
On November 7, 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the final rule revoking certain regulations pertaining to toy caps and toy guns not intended for use with caps since they have become obsolete and have been superseded by the requirements in ASTM F963-11. The ASTM F963-11 standard under sections 4.5 and 8.19 respectively, establishes requirements and test procedures for sound-producing toys. The requirements in ASTM F963 for caps intended to be used with toy guns are more stringent than in 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(5) and the procedure for the measurement allows the use of more precise and readily available equipment as compared to 16 CFR 1500.47.
This rule amends 16 CFR 1500 as follows:
1. 16 CFR 1500.18 is amended by removing and reserving paragraph (a)(5).
2. 16 CFR 1500.47 is removed.
3. 16 CFR 1500.86 is amended by removing and reserving paragraph (a)(6).
The above changes become effective December 9, 2013.
For questions, please contact:
Dr. Pratik Ichhaporia