CPSC Issued a New FAQ Regarding Drawstrings in Children’s Upper OuterwearOn July 19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted a new FAQ on their website which provides some clarifications to the current drawstring requirements of ASTM F1816-97 and 16 CFR 1120.
Last year, on July 19, 2011, the CPSC published a final rule, stating that children’s upper outerwear garments which have neck or hood drawstrings (in sizes 2T to 12), and those which have waist or bottom drawstrings (in sizes 2T to 16) that do not meet the criteria of the previously voluntary standard, ASTM F1816-97, Standard Safety Specifications for Drawstrings on Children’s Upper Outerwear, present a substantial product hazard. The new rule, 16 CFR 1120, became effective on August 18, 2011.
16 CFR 1120 included some points in addition to that included in ASTM F-1816-97, such as:
Following is a link to the CPSC’s FAQ: http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/drawstringsfaq.html
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