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USA Updates Requirements for Sling Carriers


The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published amendments of the Code of Federal Regulation Title 16 CFR - Part 1228 “Safety standard for sling carriers” on April 20, 2020.

The amendments stemmed from the new version of standard ASTM F2907-19 “Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Sling Carriers” that replaces ASTM F2907-15.

According to the standard, a sling carrier is a product of fabric or sewn fabric construction, which is designed to contain up to two children in an upright or reclined position while being supported by the caregiver's torso.

The standard establishes performance requirements, test methods, and marking requirements to promote the safe use of sling carriers and minimize the risk of injury from the incorrect use.

The 16 CFR - Part 1228 marks that non-paper warning labels should not liberate small parts when tested and labels that are attached to the fabric with seams shall remain in contact with the fabric around the entire perimeter of the label constantly.

Please note that the amended provisions will come in force from July 6, 2020.

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