November 18, 2018

On December 14, 2017, the CPSC Published a Direct Final Rule Adopting the Latest ASTM Regulation for Child Safety with Gasoline Containers (16 CFR 1460)

DATES: This final Rule will become effective on January 12, 2018 unless the CPSC receives substantial adverse comments by December 28, 2017.

Background: On November 13, 2017, the Commission received notice from ASTM that a revision to ASTM F2517 was published in November 2017. the Standard Specification for Determination of Child Resistance of Portable Fuel Containers for Consumer Use. The Children’s Gasoline Burn Prevention Act (CGBPA or the Act) adopted as a consumer product safety rule, the child-resistance requirements for closures on portable gasoline containers published in the ASTM voluntary standard ASTM F2517–05. As the ASTM Standard changes, the CPSC standard changes, provided the Commission concludes that the revisions carry out the purposes of the Act. The Commission has reviewed the revisions and come to that conclusion. Therefore, the 2017 revisions to the child-resistance requirements will be automatically incorporated and apply as the statutorily mandated standard for closures on portable gasoline containers—unless the Commission receives substantial adverse comments.