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From Products Liability Law Daily, June 9, 2016

CPSC updates standards for carriages and strollers to reflect revised ASTM standard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) revised its standard for carriages and strollers to incorporate by reference the most recent version of the ASTM standard, ASTM F833–15, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Carriages and Strollers (ASTM F833–15). ASTM’s revised standard was approved on November 1, 2015. This direct final rule is effective on October 2, 2016, unless the commission receives significant adverse comment by July 11, 2016 (CPSC Notice81 FR 37128, June 9, 2016).

There are several differences between current CPSC standard, which references ASTM F833–13b, and the revised version of ASTM F833–15. The differences pertain to: the definition of convertible car seat/stroller; the definitions of tray/grab bar locking and stop positions; the requirements for static load associated with step/footrest; the requirements for combination unit of a car seat on a stroller and convertible car seat/stroller; the requirements for passive containment/foot opening, testing tray/grab bar locking positions, and testing tray/grab bar positions; and warning statements for jogging strollers.

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