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Ref. : EIC 111/2/21

11 June 2018

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 565/2018

US : Safety Standard for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission) published in the Federal Register (FR) of 6 June 2018 a direct final rule revising the safety standard for non-full-size baby cribs.

2.The revision is to incorporate by reference a more recent version of the applicable ASTM standard as developed by ASTM International, i.e. ASTM F406-17: "Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Non-Full Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards", except for the provisions of ASTM F406-17 that apply to play yards.

3.The rule is effective on 10 September 2018. If the Commission receives significant adverse comments by 6 July 2018, it will withdraw the direct final rule before its effective date. Relevant FR notice is available at:


4.For enquiries concerning the content of this circular, please contact Mr Lewis LAU at telephone number 2398 5405.

Yours faithfully,

(Jasper LAM)
for Director-General of Trade and Industry

Note: While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the above information, the Department cannot guarantee this to be so and will not be held liable for any reliance placed on the same.