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CPSC Proposes Rule for the Safety Standard of Infant Bath Tubs

September 15, 2015

UNITED STATES   ̶  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) pertaining to the safety standard of infant bath tubs The Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act under Section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“CPSIA”) requires the CPSC to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products.

The NPR proposes the incorporation by reference of ASTM F2670-13, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Bath Tubs to further reduce the risk of injury associated with infant bath tubs. The ASTM standard defines an "infant bath tub” as a “tub, enclosure, or other similar product intended to hold water and be placed into an adult bath tub, sink, or on top of other surfaces to provide support or containment, or both, for an infant in a reclining, sitting, or standing position during bathing by a caregiver."

The NPR is open for public consultation until October 28, 2015.