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New Safety Standard issued for Sling Carriers and Toys

The CPSC issued a final rule on the 30th January for the Safety Standard for Sling Carriers and they also gave out a final rule on the 2nd of February to establish ASTM F963-16 as the mandatory Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety – writes the ILAC website.

The rule concerning the sling carriers will become effective from the 30th January 2018, and will apply to all sling carriers manufactured on or after that date. More information on the safety standard is available here. Third party testing laboratories that wish to be CPSC-accepted for the new regulation should submit an application to “request an addition to scope” through the CPSC online application here.

New Safety Standard for Toys

The CPSC has also issued a final rule to establish ASTM F963-16 as the mandatory Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety. Testing laboratories that are currently CPSC-accepted to ASTM F963-11 are instructed to work with their accreditation bodies to update their accreditation scope to include ASTM F963-16 sections as soon as possible and submit their application for CPSC acceptance. Laboratories that wish to be CPSC-accepted for sections in ASTM F963-16 should submit an application to “request an addition to scope” through the CPSC online application here.

2017.02.18