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CPSC Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Safety Standard for High Chairs

December 17, 2015

UNITED STATES - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the safety standard for high chairs incorporating by reference ASTM F404-15, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for High Chairs, into a new regulation to impose more stringent requirements for rearward stability and warnings on labels and in instructional literature.

The standard also proposes amendments to the regulations to include the newly proposed high chair standard in the list of notice of requirements (“NORs”) issued by the Commission.

The proposed rulemaking is made as required by the CPSC and stated in the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“CPSIA”; Pub. L. 110-314, 122 Stat. 3016).

The notice of the proposed rulemaking is open for public consultation through January 25, 2016.