Portable Bed Rails



FINAL RULE:  February 29, 2012



Section 104(b) of the 
Consumer Product Safety Improvement 
Act of 2008 (‘‘CPSIA’’) requires the U.S. 
Consumer Product Safety Commission 
(‘‘CPSC,’’ ‘‘Commission,’’ or ‘‘we’’) to 
promulgate consumer product safety 
standards for durable infant or toddler 
products. These standards are to be 
‘‘substantially the same as’’ applicable 
voluntary standards or more stringent 
than the voluntary standard if the 
Commission concludes that more 
stringent requirements would further 
reduce the risk of injury associated with 
the product. In this rule, the 
Commission is issuing a safety standard 
for portable bed rails in response to the 

Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (‘‘CPSIA’’) requires the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (‘‘CPSC,’’ ‘‘Commission,’’ or ‘‘we’’) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ‘‘substantially the same as’’ applicable voluntary standards or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. In this rule, the Commission is issuing a safety standard for portable bed rails in response to the CPSIA.1


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