SGS Summarizes US CPSC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Infant Support Cushions

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 012.24 to provide stakeholders with an overview of the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) for infant support cushions issued by the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).

Published on January 16, 2024, 16 CFR 1243 aims to establish a safety standard for infant support cushions by addressing concerns relating to suffocation, entrapment and fall hazards.

Infant support cushions are defined in the NPR as: “an infant product that is filled with or comprised of resilient material such as foam, fibrous batting, or granular material or with a gel, liquid, or gas, and which is marketed, designed, or intended to support an infant’s weight or any portion of an infant while reclining or in a supine, prone, or recumbent position.

Therefore, products covered by the NPR include:
– Infant pillows
– Infant loungers
– Nursing pillows with a lounging function
– Infant props or cushions used to support an infant for activities such as ‘tummy time’

SGS publishes SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that may impact their business. SafeGuardS 012.24 includes details of the NPR and the requirements it will cover. It also has information about a proposed update to 16 CFR 1130 to include infant support cushions as durable infant or toddler products that require consumer registration.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 012.24 for more details.

The CPSC is currently holding a consultation over the proposed rulemaking that will end on March 18, 2024.

SGS Toy & Juvenile Product Services
SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that products comply with relevant standards for childcare articles and children’s equipment. They provide consulting, training, product development, testing, audit and inspection services to ensure that products comply with strict regulations worldwide, demonstrating the safety and quality of juvenile products being brought to the market. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full US Consumer Products Safety Commission Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Infant Support Cushions SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Piyush Shah
SGS Consumer and Retail Technical Director (Hardlines)
Tel: +1 (973) 461-7953
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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