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Ref. : EIC 111/2/21

26 October 2018

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 961/2018

US : Revisions to Safety Standard for Infant Bath Tubs

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission) published in the Federal Register (FR) of 23 October 2018 a direct final rule revising the safety standard for infant bath tubs.

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 F2670–18: "Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Bath Tubs".

3.The rule is effective on 15 January 2019. If the Commission receives significant adverse comments by 23 November 2018, it will withdraw the direct final rule before its effective date. Relevant FR notice is available at:


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

Yours faithfully,

(Miss Ivy TAM)
for Director-General of Trade and Industry

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