September 17, 2013
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued the final rule for the implementation of the amended Play Yard Mandatory Standard, which went into effect on August 19, 2013. The final rule incorporates the new standard of the play yard under ASTM F406-13.
The new standard replaced ASTM F406-12a, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards, and addresses the hazards associated with the improper assembly of play yard bassinet accessories.
The new rule will become effective on February 19, 2014.