US CPSC Approves New Infant Sleep Product Safety Standard

SGS publishes overview of the changes
proposed in the new federal safety rule for infant sleep products – 16 CFR

Approved by the US Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC), 16 CFR 1236 affects products intended for use by
infants aged under five months. The proposed standard states that the sleep
surface angle should be no greater then 10 degrees and must meet the
requirements of the standard for bassinets and cradles.

The CPSC intends to incorporate, by
reference ASTM F3118-17a, but with several exclusions and additions. These

  • Replacing “infant inclined sleep products” with “infant sleep products”
  • Replacing “accessory inclined sleep product” with “accessory infant
    sleep product”
  • Removing requirement for compliance with various sections in ASTM

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To read a comprehensive overview of
the changes brought in by the CPSC, read SGS’s original Safeguard 081/21.

If accepted, the Safety Standard for
Infant Sleep Products will apply to:

  • Accessories
  • Compact infant sleep products
  • New-born sleep products

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The CPSC has proposed an effective
date 12 months after it is published as a final rule in the Federal Register,
which will possibly happen in mid-2022.

Stakeholders are advised to stay
informed on the latest changes that may affect their business with regards to
infant sleep products.

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.
Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services.


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