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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has officially announced their adoption of the ASTM F963-16, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety. A direct final rule was released to announce this on February 2, 2017.

The new version of the standard will become mandatory on April 30, 2017.

ASTM F963-16 was published on August 1, 2016. The new mandatory standards provide clarifications, corrections, and new requirements to increase safety, reduce testing burden, or enhance clarity and utility for the safety of toys.

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