Q. Regarding 16 CFR 1130, stating in 1130.3 General requirements. (a) Each manufacturer of a durable infant or toddler product shall: (1) Provide

Regarding 16 CFR 1130, stating in 1130.3 General requirements. (a) Each manufacturer of a durable infant or toddler product shall: (1) Provide consumers with a postage-paid consumer registration form that meets the requirements of this part 1130 with each such product. My question is, Can this now be solely an on line registration?
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.

Answer

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

COMMENTS

The Commission received three comments requesting that companies that can demonstrate that they already collect and maintain contact information should not have to include registration cards with each product. Commenters opined that this would avoid redundant information and fulfill the intent of the law. One commenter suggested that registration via Web sites is more effective since card data becomes outdated very quickly and a web-based solution allows updating of addresses over time.

RESPONSE

 

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.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/29/E9-30485/requirements-for-consumer-registration-of-durable-infant-or-toddler-products-final-rule

 

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:

  1. Office of Compliance (for specific enforcement inquires): e-mail: section15@cpsc.gov; telephone: (800) 638-2772.
  2. 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.

 

Bobby Griffith
Government Information Reference Specialist
Eagle Commons Library
University of North Texas Libraries
Bobby.Griffith@unt.edu

 

 

  • Last Updated Jul 30, 2020
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