Proposed Rule: October 19, 2015

 

The proposed rule would establish a safety standard for infant bouncer seats under the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

A “infant bouncer seat” is defined as a freestanding product intended to support an occupant in a reclined position to facilitate bouncing by the occupant, with the aid of a caregiver or by other means.” ASTM F2167-15 states that infant bouncer seats are intended for “infants who have not developed the ability to sit up unassisted (approximately 0 to 6 months of age).”

The rule would incorporate by reference the voluntary standard ASTM F2167-15, with several modifications. 

The Commission proposes modifications to the text, placement, and formatting of warnings requirements and instructional literature requirements of ASTM F2167-15 to help further reduce injuries related to this hazard pattern identified in the Commission briefing document (below). 

Proposed Rule: Safety Standard for Infant Bouncer Seats

 

Related Resources

Durable Infant and Toddler Products

Historical Documents

Briefing Package: Draft Notice for Proposed Rulemaking for Infant Bouncer Seats

RCA: Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Infant Bouncer Seats