Strollers and Carriages

The Commission is proposing a safety standard for carriages and strollers in response to the direction under Section 104(b) of the CPSIA.

Final Rule: March 10, 2014

Effective Date: Sept. 10, 2015

A stroller is a wheeled vehicle to transport children, usually from infancy to 36 months old. Children are transported generally in a sitting up or semi-reclined position by a person pushing on a handle attached to the stroller. Carriages are wheeled vehicles to transport an infant, usually in a lying down position.


The final rule incorporates by reference the most recent voluntary standard developed by ASTM International ("Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Carriages and Strollers" ASTM F833-13b) with a modification to address head entrapment hazards associated with multi-positional/adjustable grab bars.


Final Rule: Safety Standards for Carriages and Strollers


Related Resources


Durable Infant or Toddler Products


Historical Documents 


Draft Final Rule: Safety Standards for Carriages and Strollers

Commission Vote: Safety Standard for Carriages and Strollers Final Rule

Safety Standards for Carriages and Strollers Proposed Rule

Video: CPSC Staff Briefs the Commission on the Proposed Rule

Public Comments