US CPSC Approves New Infant Sleep Product Safety Standard

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  • (1888PressRelease) June 23, 2021 - SGS publishes overview of the changes proposed in the new federal safety rule for infant sleep products – 16 CFR 1236.

    Approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 16 CFR 1236 affects products intended for use by infants aged under five months. The proposed standard states that the sleep surface angle should be no greater then 10 degrees and must meet the requirements of the standard for bassinets and cradles.

    The CPSC intends to incorporate, by reference ASTM F3118-17a, but with several exclusions and additions. These include:
    • Replacing “infant inclined sleep products” with “infant sleep products”
    • Replacing “accessory inclined sleep product” with “accessory infant sleep product”
    • Removing requirement for compliance with various sections in ASTM F3118-17a

    To read a comprehensive overview of the changes brought in by the CPSC, read SGS’s original Safeguard 081/21.

    If accepted, the Safety Standard for Infant Sleep Products will apply to:
    • Accessories
    • Compact infant sleep products
    • New-born sleep products

    The CPSC has proposed an effective date 12 months after it is published as a final rule in the Federal Register, which will possibly happen in mid-2022.

    Stakeholders are advised to stay informed on the latest changes that may affect their business with regards to infant sleep products.

    SGS Toy & Juvenile Product Services
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    For further information contact:

    Piyush Shah
    Technical Director (Hardlines)
    Tel: +1 (973) 461-7953
    Email: ( @ ) sgs dot com
    LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

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