Proposal Issued in the United States to publish regulation for a Safety Standard for Gates and Enclosures

Top Quote Interested parties have until September 23, 2019 to comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Safety Standard for Gates and Enclosures (16 CFR 1239) issued by the US CPSC. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 20, 2019 - Stakeholders have up to September 23, 2019 to submit their comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Safety Standard for Gates and Enclosures (16 CFR 1239) issued by the United States (US) Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on July 8, 2019.

    The CPSC Commission approved the publication of a proposed rule in response to the direction under section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and is based on the voluntary standard ASTM F1004-19 (Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures) with no modifications made.

    Understanding the Definitions
    In the standard, ‘expansion gate’ is defined as “a barrier intended to be erected in an opening, such as a doorway, to prevent the passage of young children, but which can be removed by older persons who are able to operate the locking mechanism” and an ‘expandable enclosure’ is a “self-supporting barrier intended to completely surround an area or play-space within which a young child may be confined”.

    Although the ASTM F1004-19 title and definitions include the word “expansion” and “expandable”, the scope of the standard covers all children’s gates and enclosures, whether they expand or not.

    Copy of the standard can be purchased at: ASTM

    Notice of Proposed Rule - See link: 16 CFR 1239

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