Relevant for: Toys & children's products
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently issued a final rule1 on the new mandatory safety standard for infant bouncer seats (16 CFR part 1229). This rule provides 6-month transition period and will become effective from 19 March 2018.
Infant bouncer seats support babies in a reclined position and allow them to bounce. This durable infant product is intended for infants up to 6 months old who have not developed the ability to sit up unassisted.
The new federal standard is based on the existing voluntary standard ASTM F2167-172, with two modifications related to content of the warnings, markings and instructions, as well as the warning label placement and visibility test. These modifications strengthen the standard by establishing a more stringent warning to caregivers to use the restraints, and requires the fall hazard warning to be placed on the upper seat back of the bouncer seat, to ensure that caregivers read and pay attention to the warning.
Additionally, the final rule amends the notice of requirements (NOR) issued by the Commission in 16 CFR part 1112 to include the standard for infant bouncer seats. Testing laboratories want to asses this rule must meet the NOR pertaining to third party conformity testing.