Rulemaking

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 CPSIA.1 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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