TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTS REQUISITES; PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF (HS 95) . Standardization. General rules (ICS 01.120), Equipment for children (ICS 97.190), Equipment for entertainment (ICS 97.200)
Section 106 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) made ASTM F963-07e1, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, a mandatory consumer product safety standard. That section also provides procedures for revisions to the standard. In accordance with these procedures, the Commission (CPSC or Commission) recently allowed the update to ASTM F963, ASTM F963-16, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety (ASTM F963-16), to become the mandatory toy standard. This direct final rule incorporates by reference ASTM F963-16 and updates the existing notice of requirements (NOR) that provide the criteria and process for Commission acceptance of accreditation of third party conformity assessment bodies for testing for ASTM F963 pursuant to section 14(a)(3)(B)(vi) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) .