CPSC Finalizes Stroller, Carriage Safety Standard

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 8:26 PM EST) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted Tuesday to approve a mandatory safety standard for infant and child carriages and strollers that aims to prevent the hinge-related issues that have caused finger amputations and other injuries.

The new rule incorporates the voluntary standard for the products developed by ASTM International, an international standards organization, with one change to address the risk that infants and children will get their head entrapped in a grab bar.

The agency's three commissioners voted unanimously to issue a final standard. The...
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