CPSC tip-over proposal: Your input is needed

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Recently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) denied an industry request, co-signed by HFA, to extend the comment period for their clothing storage unit tip-over safety standard. Public comments are due to the CPSC by April 19, 2022. It is critical that the furniture retail voice is represented as they review the impact across the industry regarding the CPSC tip-over proposal.

HFA has been a leading advocate for an enforceable, mandatory safety standard for several years. As we continue to advocate for a better safety solution that won’t impact consumers negatively, we need you, our members, to reach out to us with examples of how this new regulation will impact your business. We need to specifically describe the economic impact to you and how that will be felt by your employees and consumers.

As part of the rule, CPSC has reduced the effective/implementation date to 30 days after a final rule is published. While that timing is uncertain, we completely reject the notion that an entire category of bedroom furniture can be compliant with the proposed CPSC standard in 30 days. The CPSC tip-over proposal noted that not a single unit sold in the United States today would comply with their proposed standard. We must provide the CPSC with details related to real-world supply chain constraints/disruptions, inventory management, and consumer preference. You can be the most effective advocate for this industry and your business.

HFA is preparing a set of detailed comments to the Commission on your behalf – we need your input and stories so we can effectively address concerns throughout the CPSC tip-over proposal.

If you would like to read through the CPSC proposal, it can be found at this link on the Federal Register.

 

Find out more about HFA’s industry advocacy efforts and the HFA Government Relations Action Team (GRAT) here.

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