The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has proposed new safety standards for children's hook-on chairs that are attached to tables. These standards are identified as “substantially the same as” applicable voluntary standards or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product.
The proposal of the standards is also in response to the direction under section 104(b) of the CPSA and will also include an additional CFR in the list of notice of requirements (“NORs”) issued by the Commission.
The initiative has been in response to 89 related incidents, including 50 injuries and one death, over a 15-year-period.
A 75-day public consultation has been started.