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Ref. : EIC 111/2/21

9 July 2018

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 671/2018

US : Safety Standards for Certain Children's Products

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently published in the Federal Register three final rules on the safety standards for high chairs, baby changing products and booster seats.


2.The safety standards and implementation dates are tabulated as follows for easy reference. For details, please refer to the relevant official notices.

Product Concerned Official Notice Hyperlink Summary
High Chairs
  • Incorporates by reference ASTM F404–18, "Standard Consumer Safety Specification for High Chairs", as developed by ASTM International.
  • Effective on 19 June 2019.
Baby Changing Products
  • Incorporates by reference ASTM F2388–18, "Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Changing Products for Domestic Use", as developed by ASTM International.
  • Effective on 26 June 2019.
Booster Seats
  • Incorporates by reference ASTM F2640–18, "Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Booster Seats", as developed by ASTM International.
  • Effective on 2 January 2020.


3.For enquiries concerning 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.