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Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Safety Regulations for Full-Size Cribs

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Consumer Product Safety Commission.




As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission requests comments on a proposed extension of approval through August 31, 2004, of information collection requirements in the safety regulations for full-size cribs codified at 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(13) and Part 1508. These regulations were issued to reduce hazards of strangulation, suffocation, pinching, bruising, laceration, and other injuries associated with full-size cribs. (A full-size crib is a crib having an interior length of 523/8 ± 5/8 inches and an interior width of 28 ± 5/8 inches.) The regulations prescribe performance, design, and labeling requirements for full-size cribs. They also require manufacturers and importers of those products to maintain sales records for a period of three years after the manufacture or importation of full-size cribs. If any full-size cribs subject to provisions of 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(13) and Part 1508 fail to comply in a manner severe enough to warrant a recall, the required records can be used by the manufacturer or importer and by the Commission to identify those persons and firms who should be notified of the recall. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting approval of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget.


Written comments must be received by the Office of the Secretary not later than June 29, 2001.


Written comments should be captioned “Collection of Information—Requirements Under the Safety Regulations for Full-Size Cribs” and mailed to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207, or delivered to that office, room 502, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Written comments may also be sent to the Office of the Secretary by facsimile at (301) 504-0127 or by e-mail at

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For information about the proposed collection of information call or write Linda L. Glatz, Office of Planning and Evaluation, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207; (301) 504-0416, Ext. 2226.

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A. Estimated Burden

The Commission staff estimates that there are 54 firms required to annually maintain sales records of full-size cribs. The staff further estimates that the average number of hours per respondent is five per year, for a total of 270 hours of annual burden (54 × 5 = 270). The annualized cost to respondents for the hour burden for the collection of information is $3,645, based on 270 hours times $13.50 per hour (the average hourly non-farm wage figure, U.S. Statistical Abstract, 2000.)

B. Request for Comments

The Commission solicits written comments from all interested persons about the proposed collection of information. The Commission Start Printed Page 21375specifically solicits information relevant to the following topics:

—Whether the collection of information described above is necessary for the proper performance of the Commission's functions, including whether the information would have practical utility;

—Whether the estimated burden of the proposed collection of information is accurate;

—Whether the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected could be enhanced; and

—Whether the burden imposed by the collection of information could be minimized by use of automated, electronic or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology.

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Dated: April 25, 2001.

Sadye E. Dunn,

Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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[FR Doc. 01-10693 Filed 4-27-01; 8:45 am]