(i) 6.10 Removable cradle bed attachment – Any product containing a removable cradle bed with a locking or locking device designed to attach the cradle bed to the base/support shall conform to at least one of the following 6.10.1, 6.10.2, 6.10.3, 6.10.4 or 6.10.5 when tested in accordance with 7.12. Paragraph 1218.2(a) states that, except as provided in paragraph 1218.2(b), each cradle and cradle shall comply with all applicable provisions of ASTM F2194-13, „Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Cradles and Cradles“, which is incorporated by reference. Paragraph 1218.2(a) also contains information on how to obtain a copy of the ASTM standard or how to consult a copy of the standard at the CPSC. The Commission did not receive any comments on this provision in the NPRS, but amends the wording when included in the final rule to refer to ASTM F2194-13, the current version of ASTM. These scope changes can impact suppliers in a number of ways. First, they would provide suppliers with additional details on which products would fall under which standards. Less confusion means less time to review, test, and make the necessary changes. Second, „cradle swings“, defined by standard F2088-11a on the baby swing, as a baby swing intended for use by a child lying flat (i.e. horizontally), would be covered by both the cradle standard and the baby swing standard. The Commission considers that cradle swings currently on the market should be able to meet the proposed standard for cradles without further modifications.

Third, Moses baskets and stroller accessories would now be subject to the cradle/cradle standard when used in conjunction with a separate stand. However, this would only apply to Moses baskets and carts manufactured and sold by the same company that manufactures the stand and are therefore intended to be used together. Companies that provide cradle/cradle mounts, as well as Moses baskets or stroller cart accessories, should ensure that their Moses baskets and/or cart accessories meet the cradle/cradle standard when attached to the racks. This would likely require a redesign, primarily to meet lateral height and stability requirements, and it would affect 10 well-known companies. Alternatively, they could stop supplying the stands. The CSPC Epidemiology Directorate reports that 335 cradle/cradle incidents were reported to the Commission from November 2007 to December 2011. The data come from the CPSC`s Early Warning System (SAP) pilot project, launched in 2007, which draws all data entered weekly into the CPSC`s epidemiological databases. The 335 incidents resulted in 94 fatalities and 241 non-fatal incidents. (Since the number of injuries treated in the emergency department related to cribs and cradles was not sufficient to obtain national reportable estimates, injury estimates are not presented separately, but included in the „non-fatal incidents“ category.) (iii) 3.1.20 Visual indicator of false locking/locking, N – a warning system that uses contrasting colours, lights or other similar means to visually warn caregivers when a removable cradle bed is not properly attached to its base or support. (iv) 3.1.21. Intended orientation,n – Orientation of the cradle bed (i.e. the position where the ends of the head and foot of the cradle bed are located) in relation to the base/support, as recommended by the manufacturer for the intended use.

This rule contains requirements for the collection of information that is publicly commented on and reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521). The preamble to the proposed rule (FR 77 to 64055 to 64076) addressed the burden of collecting information under the proposed rule and explicitly requested comments on the accuracy of our estimates. In short, sections 8 and 9 of ASTM F2194-13 contain requirements for labelling, labelling and educational materials. These requirements fall within the definition of „collection of information“ as defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3). (3) Stability Requirement for Removable Beds: The NCPS has proposed a new test requirement and associated test procedure to address fatal and non-fatal incidents related to crib beds with removable crib beds. In the proposed requirement, a removable cradle bed that has not been properly secured or mounted at its base should meet one of the following requirements: Comment: Some commentators expressed concern that the standard allows rigid sided cradles with thicker mattresses than soft cradles.