Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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The Commission has received a petition (CP 00-1) requesting that the Commission issue a performance standard for non-wood baseball bats. The Commission solicits written comments concerning the petition.
The Office of the Secretary must receive comments on the petition by August 14, 2000.
Comments, preferably in five copies, on the petition should be mailed to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207, telephone (301) 504-0800, or delivered to the Office of the Secretary, Room 501, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Comments may also be filed by telefacsimile to (301) 504-0127 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments should be captioned “Petition CP 00-1, Petition on Baseball Bats.” A copy of the petition is available for inspection at the Commission's Public Reading Room, Room 419, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Rockelle Hammond, Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207; telephone (301) 504-0800, ext. 1232.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Commission has received correspondence from J.W. MacKay, Jr. requesting that the Commission issue a rule requiring that all non-wood baseball bats perform like wood bats. The Commission is docketing his request as a petition under the Consumer Product Safety Act. 15 U.S.C. 2056 and 2058. The petitioner asserts that non-wood bats (primarily made of aluminum and composite materials) have become increasingly dangerous. He states that such bats have a faster bat swing speed, a larger “sweet spot,” and lower balance point than wood bats. These high performance bats, he asserts, allow the ball to achieve a faster exit velocity so that the pitcher does not have time to react if a ball is batted at him. For these reasons, the petitioner argues, such non-wood bats present an unreasonable risk of injury.
Interested parties may obtain a copy of the petition by writing or calling the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207; telephone (301) 504-0800. Copies of the petition are also available for inspection from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Commission's Public Reading Room, Room 419, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland.Start Signature
Dated: June 9, 2000.
Sadye E. Dunn,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. 00-15062 Filed 6-14-00; 8:45 am]
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