February 25, 2014
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released the draft of the final rule pertaining to the safety standards for carriages and strollers. The rule would become effective eighteen months after it is passed and published in the Federal Register.
The draft rule defines a carriage as wheeled vehicle to transport an infant, usually in a lying down position. A stroller is defined as a wheeled vehicle to transport a child, usually from infancy to 36 months of age in a sitting- up or semi-reclined position by a person pushing on a handle attached to the stroller
The draft rule also incorporates the voluntary standard developed by ASTM International, “Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Carriages and Strollers”( ASTM F833-13b).