Q. Regarding 16 CFR 1130, stating in 1130.3 General requirements. (a) Each manufacturer of a durable infant or toddler product shall: (1) Provide
Seems more and more products these days are going just on line registration. A child safety gate that retails for $12.99 cost us $0.48 each time a registration card is sent in.
Thank you for your question.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission provided this answer to a question about the registration card in their product registration card final rule:
4. Request To Exempt Businesses That Demonstrate They Already Collect Contact Information
Section 104(d)(1)(A) of the CPSIA states that each manufacturer of a durable infant or toddler product must provide consumers with a postage-paid consumer registration form with each such product. In addition, the statute requires that the form be attached to the product so that, as a practical matter, the consumer notices and handles it. CPSIA, 104(d)(2)(c). No exemptions were listed. Therefore, while consumers have the option of using electronic registration, it is not a substitute for the product registration card being included with the durable infant or toddler product.
You can find an FAQ regarding consumer registration cards at https://www.cpsc.gov/Business--Manufacturing/Business-Education/Durable-Infant-or-Toddler-Products/Durable-Infant-or-Toddler-Product-Consumer-Registration-Cards
If you need further clarification regarding compliance, contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Their contact information is as follows:
- Office of Compliance (for specific enforcement inquires): e-mail: email@example.com; telephone: (800) 638-2772.
- Small Business Ombudsman (for general assistance understanding and complying with CPSC regulations): e-mail: Please use our Contact Form, which is the best way to get a fast response; telephone: (888) 531-9070.
I hope this information is helpful. If this is not what you need, or if you should require any further assistance, please let us know.
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