CPSIA and Durable Nursery Products

Durable Nursery Products include baby carriers.

The CPSC posted this gem today.

Section 104(d) of the
Consumer Product Safety Improvement
Act of 2008 (‘‘CPSIA’’) requires the
United States Consumer Product Safety
Commission (‘‘Commission’’) to
promulgate a final consumer product
safety rule requiring each manufacturer
of a durable infant or toddler product to:
Provide with each product a postagepaid
consumer registration form; keep
records of consumers who register such
products with the manufacturer; and
permanently place the manufacturer
name and contact information, model
name and number, and the date of
manufacture on each such product. The
Commission is proposing requirements
that would fulfill this statutory
DATES: Written comments must be
received by September 14, 2009.
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments at

In the hubub over lead rules, I overlooked this little aspect. Yes, if I continue to sell baby carriers, I’ll need to include postage paid registration cards and then deal with all of THAT paperwork. Never mind that I could, right now, pull up a list for you of everyone who’s ever bought, say, a ring sling from me. From that list, I could tell you exactly which carrier each customer bought. And with the new tracking/labeling requirements, I’ll be able to tell you when each sling was made. I don’t need registration cards in the same way that large manufactuerers do.

I’m off to submit my comments.


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Posted on June 30, 2009, in Regulation. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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