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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is the regulatory agency formed under the provisions of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Act (the “Act” – 15 U.S.C. 2051), there are currently more than 37 safety standards under the Act related to consumer products, including:

1.      Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials
2.      Safety Standard for Matchbooks
3.      Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets
4.      Safety Standard for Omnidirectional Citizens Band Base Station Antennas
5.      Safety Standard for Walk-Behind Power Lawn Mowers
6.      Safety Standard for Swimming Pool Slides
7.      Interim Safety Standard for Cellulose Insulation
8.      Safety Standard for Cigarette Lighters
9.      Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators
10.   Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters
11.   Safety Standard for Entrapment Hazards in Bunk Beds
12.   Safety Standard for Infant Bath Seats
13.   Safety Standard for Infant Walkers
14.   Safety Standard for Toddler Beds
15.   Safety Standard for Bassinets and Cradles
16.   Safety Standard for Full-Size Baby Cribs
17.   Safety Standard for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs
18.   Safety Standard for Play Yards
19.   Safety Standard for Bedside Sleepers
20.   Safety Standard for Infant Swings
21.   Safety Standard for Portable Bed Rails
22.   Safety Standard for Hand-Held Infant Carriers
23.   Safety Standard for Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers
24.   Safety Standard for Carriages and Strollers
25.   Safety Standard for Sling Carriers
26.   Safety Standard for Infant Bouncer Seats
27.   Safety Standard for Frame Child Carriers
28.   Safety Standard for High Chairs
29.   Safety Standard for Children’s Folding Chairs and Children’s Folding Stools
30.   Safety Standard for Portable Hook-on Chairs
31.   Safety Standard for Infant Bath Tubs
32.   Safety Standard for Baby Changing Products
33.   Safety Standard for Infant Sleep Products
34.   Safety Standard for Booster Seats
35.   Safety Standard for Stationary Activity Centers
36.   Safety Standard for Gates and Enclosures
37.   Safety Standard for Crib Mattresses
38.   Safety Standard Mandating ASTM F963 for Toys
39.   Safety Standard for Magnets

Note: There are other safety standards issued by the Consumer Protection Safety Commission for consumer products, including those regulated in accordance with the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (which includes requirements for electrically operated toys or other electrically operated articles intended for use by children, fireworks devices, rattles, pacifiers, bicycles and bunk beds), and for products regulated by the Flammable Fabrics Act, the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970, and the Refrigerator Safety Act.

Note: Some safety standards are voluntary and others are mandatory. See section 1115.8 of the Consumer Product Safety Act Regulations which is titled “Compliance with product safety standards” which states:

(a) Voluntary standards. The CPSA and other federal statutes administered by the Commission generally encourage the private sector development of, and compliance with voluntary consumer product safety standards to help protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury associated with consumer products. To support the development of such consensus standards, Commission staff participates in many voluntary standards committees and other activities. The Commission also strongly encourages all firms to comply with voluntary consumer product safety standards and considers, where appropriate, compliance or non-compliance with such standards in exercising its authorities under the CPSA and other federal statutes, including when making determinations under section 15 of the CPSA. Thus, for example, whether a product is in compliance with applicable voluntary safety standards may be relevant to the Commission staff’s preliminary determination of whether that product presents a substantial product hazard under section 15 of the CPSA.

(b) Mandatory standards. The CPSA requires that firms comply with all applicable mandatory consumer product safety standards and to report to the Commission any products which do not comply with either mandatory standards or voluntary standards upon which the Commission has relied. As is the case with voluntary consumer product safety standards, compliance or non-compliance with applicable mandatory safety standards may be considered by the Commission and staff in making relevant determinations and exercising relevant authorities under the CPSA and other federal statutes. Thus, for example, while compliance with a relevant mandatory product safety standard does not, of itself, relieve a firm from the need to report to the Commission a product defect that creates a substantial product hazard under section 15 of the CPSA, it will be considered by staff in making the determination of whether and what type of corrective action may be required.



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