Section 106 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (``CPSIA'') considers the provisions of ASTM International Standard F 963, ``Standard Consumer Safety Specifications for Toy Safety'' (``ASTM F 963''), to be consumer product safety standards issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC,'' ``Commission,'' or ``we''). Among other things, ASTM F 963 contains provisions regarding sound-producing toys. The ASTM F 963 provisions for sound-producing toys allow manufacturers to use more options with readily available test equipment for sound measurement to determine compliance than our existing regulations pertaining to caps intended for use with toy guns and toy guns not intended for use with caps, which were included in the regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (``FHSA'') that were transferred to the Commission's jurisdiction in 1973. The test methodology also refers to obsolete equipment. Consequently, we are proposing to revoke our existing banning regulations pertaining to caps intended for use with toy guns and toy guns not intended for use with caps because they are obsolete and have been superseded by the requirements of ASTM F 963.
Agency Contact: Richard McCallion, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20850; telephone: (301) 987-2222; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on August 24, 2012.