CPSC Proposes New Safety Standards For Infant Swings

Law360, New York (February 9, 2012, 6:38 PM EST) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission proposed new safety protections for infant swings to prevent injuries to babies and young children, according to a Federal Register notice to be published Friday.

The mandatory standard — which deals with structural integrity, restraint requirements, warning labels and other elements of the products — comes amid what the CPSC said were at least 2,268 incidents from January 2002 to May associated with infant swings, including 15 deaths and 600 injuries.

“The proposed rule ... establishes a mandatory safety standard...
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