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CPSC Approves Proposed Rule Aimed at Making Strollers Safe

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously voted May 10 to approve publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) in the Federal Register to create a federal safety standard for strollers. The proposal incorporates the existing standard, ASTM F833-13, with one modification: Manufacturers will be required to address entrapment, shearing and pinching hazards […]

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously voted May 10 to approve publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) in the Federal Register to create a federal safety standard for strollers. The proposal incorporates the existing standard, ASTM F833-13, with one modification: Manufacturers will be required to address entrapment, shearing and pinching hazards associated with folding or foldable strollers.

CPSC staff reviewed more than 1,200 stroller-related incidents, including four fatalities and almost 360 injuries that occurred from 2008 through 2012. The staff believes that the published standard with the proposed addition will help to prevent further deaths and injuries to young children.

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