US Toy StandardASTM F963-11 “Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety” becomes a mandatory standard on June 12, 2012. The 2011 version of the standard was published on December 15, 2011, and as defined under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) it becomes mandatory within 180 days of publication, unless rejected by the US CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) within 90 days of publication. On February 15, 2012, the US CPSC Commissioners unanimously voted to accept the proposed revisions to ASTM F963-11 and the CPSC issued a notice in the Federal Register on February 22nd announcing their decision to accept the 2011 version of the standard as mandatory. It should be noted that ASTM F963-11 does not incorporate the provisions for toy chests from ASTM F963-07e1, section 4.27, therefore, the requirements from ASTM F963-07e1 regarding toy chests remain in effect.
Summary of Final Revisions to ASTM F963-11
Federal Register Announcement: http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/frnotices/fr12/f963.pdf
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