Monday September 09, 2019
Bath Seats Are in Line for Updated Section 104 Rule
Numerous changes in ASTM's F1967 infant bath seat standard will be incorporated into Section 104 rules at 16 CFR 1215. Commissioners approved the changes 5-0.
QAgency staff wrote (bit.ly/2jXApvE) that the move covers both the 2018 and 2019 updates since "ASTM did not notify CPSC of the publication of the 2018 version of the standard because ASTM was considering making additional changes in 2019." As this is a direct final rule, revisions will be effective fast – December 22 absent "significant adverse comment."
Some changes that CPSC staffers deemed important involve:
There were other changes that CPSC staff deemed neutral to safety, including the two from the 2019 update related to testing surface choices and removing a footnote.