The CPSC has issued a final ruling regarding the Product Registration component.
CPSC stated in the preamble to the proposed rule, 76 FR 48055, that they recognize
that manufacturers may have an existing inventory of registration forms and that the
changes to the forms are minor and would not affect safety. They proposed that the
amendment would take effect 12 months (Feb 2013) after publication of a final rule.
They also stated that until the amendment takes effect, they would consider registration
forms to be in compliance that meet either the existing rule or the amendment.
Accordingly, they amend 16 CFR part 1130 as follows:
PART 1130 – REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSUMER REGISTRATION OF
DURABLE INFANT OR TODDLER PRODUCTS
1. The authority citation for part 1130 continues to read as follows:
Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2056a, 2065(b).
2. In § 1130.3(a)(2), remove “§ 1130.9” and add in its place “§ 1130.8”.
3. Section 1130.5 is amended as follows:
a. In § 1130.5 (a), remove “and 1130.7”.
b. In § 1130.5 (f), remove “1130.7(a)” and add, in its place “1130.6(c)(1)”.
4. Revise § 1130.6 to read as follows:
§ 1130.6 Requirements for format and text of registration forms.
(a) Size of form. The form shall be at least the size of two standard post cards,
connected with perforation for later separation, so that each of the two portions is at least
3 ½ inches high x 5 inches wide x 0.007 inches thick.
(b) Layout of form. (1) General. The form shall consist of four parts: top and
bottom, divided by perforations for easy separation, and front and back.
(2) Font size and typeface. The registration form shall use bold black typeface.
The size of the type shall be at least 0.12 in (3.0 mm) for the purpose statement required
in § 1130.6(c)(1), and no less than 0.10 in (2.5 mm) for the other information in the
registration form. The title of the purpose statement and the retention statement required
in § 1130.6(d)(2) shall be in all capitals. All other information shall be in capital and
(c) Front of form. (1) Top front of form: Purpose statement. The top portion of
the front of each form shall state: “PRODUCT REGISTRATION FOR SAFETY ALERT
OR RECALL ONLY. We will use the information provided on this card to contact you
only if there is a safety alert or recall for this product. We will not sell, rent, or share
your personal information. To register your product, please complete and mail the
bottom part of this card, or visit our online registration at: www.websitename.com.”
Manufacturers that do not have a website may provide an e-mail address and state at the
end of the purpose statement: “To register your product, please complete and mail the
bottom part of this card, or e-mail your contact information, the model name and number,
and date of manufacture of the product, as provided on this card, to:
(2) Bottom front of form: Manufacturer’s mailing address. The bottom portion of
the front of each form shall be pre-addressed and postage-paid with the manufacturer’s
name and mailing address where registration information is to be collected. If a
manufacturer uses a third party to process registration forms, the third party’s name may
be included as a “c/o” (“in care of”) in the address on the form.
(d) Back of the form. (1) Top back of form.
(i) Product information and manufacturer’s identification. The top portion of the
back of each form shall state: “Manufacturer’s Contact Information” and provide the
manufacturer’s name and contact information (a U.S. mailing address displayed in
sentence format, website address, a telephone number, toll-free, if available); product
model name and number (or other identifier as described in § 1130.4(a)(1) and (2)); and
manufacture date of the product. A rectangular box shall be placed around the model
name, model number, and manufacture date.
(ii) Retention statement. On the back of each form, just above the perforation
line, the form shall state: “KEEP THIS TOP PART FOR YOUR RECORDS. FILL OUT
AND RETURN BOTTOM PART.”
(2) Bottom back of form.
(i) Consumer information. The bottom portion of the back of each form shall have
blocks for the consumer to provide his/her name, address, telephone number, and e-mail
address. These blocks shall be 5 mm wide and 7 mm high, with as many blocks as
possible to fill the width of the card allowing for normal printing practices.
(ii) Product information. The following product information shall be provided on
the bottom portion of the back of each form below the blocks for consumer information
printed directly on the form or on a pre-printed label that is applied to the form: the
model name and number (or other identifier as described in § 1130.4(a)(1) and (2)), and
the date of manufacture of the product. A rectangular box shall be placed around the
model name, model number, and manufacture date. A manufacturer may include its
name on the bottom portion of the back of the form if they choose to do so.
5. Remove § 1130.7, and redesignate §§ 1130.8 and 1130.9 as §§ 1130.7 and
6. In redesignated § 1130.8, add new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
(d) Records required under this section shall be made available within 24 hours,
upon the request of any officer, employee, or agent acting on behalf of the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission.
7. Revise Figure 1, as follows:
FIGURE 1 & 2 TO PART 1130 – FRONT /BACK OF REGISTRATION CARD