The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently issued a violation notice to DockATot for its ‘DockATot Deluxe+ Docks’ which do not comply with the requirements of the Safety Standard for Infant Sleep Products.
On June 23, 2022, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Infant Sleep Product Rule went into effect, making it unlawful to sell non-compliant infant sleep products manufactured on or after that date.
According to a new release, the ‘DockATot Deluxe+ Docks’ was manufactured on or after June 23, 2022.
This landmark rule removes products hazardous to infants from the marketplace as part of CPSC’s longstanding commitment to protecting the most vulnerable members of the public. The regulation applies to infant sleep products marketed or intended to provide a sleeping accommodation for an infant up to 5 months of age, which are not subject to another mandatory standard for infant sleep.
The ISP Rule applies, in particular, to 1) inclined infant sleep products with a sleep surface angle greater than 10 degrees, and 2) non-inclined infant sleep products, such as baby boxes, in-bed sleepers, baby nests and pods, compact/travel bassinets, and infant tents. These “flat products,” are also subject to the Safety Standard for Bassinets and Cradles, which requires that these products have a stand, meet stability requirements, and have a side height of at least 7.5 inches.
To ensure manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers are aware of the new rule, over the last several months, CPSC sent more than 125 letters to businesses explaining the new requirements, and in over 70 instances, specific infant sleep products were identified that could be subject to the rule. These letters strongly urged companies to carefully review their sales listings for any products manufactured on or after June 23, 2022, to ensure they were not in violation of the Rule. Further, in the interest of public safety, we urged each firm to consider stopping sale of these types of products immediately, regardless of the date of manufacture. As a result of these efforts, 26 products were removed from sale, helping to protect consumers.
CPSC further reminds manufacturers and retailers that the Safe Sleep for Babies Act will go into effect on November 12, 2022. This law bans both padded crib bumpers and inclined infant sleep products and applies to all products in the marketplace, not just those that are manufactured after the effective date of the new rule. For products that are subject to both the ISP Rule and the SSBA, the requirements of the SSBA apply in addition to those of the ISP Rule.
CPSC reminds all manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers that failure to comply with either the ISP Rule or the SSBA could result in enforcement action, including assessment of civil penalties. Section 15(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act requires manufacturers, importers, and distributors of consumer products to report immediately to the CPSC when they obtain information which reasonably supports the conclusion that products distributed in commerce fail to comply with an applicable consumer product safety rule or other requirement enforced by the Commission.