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Collection of Information; Proposed Extension of Approval; 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 three year extension of approval 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 ranging from 493/4 inches to 55 inches and an interior width Start Printed Page 6534ranging from 25 to 30 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 April 13, 2007.


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

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For information about the proposed renewal of this collection of information, or to obtain a copy of the pertinent regulations, call or write Linda L. Glatz, Division of Policy and Planning, Office of Information Technology and Technology Services, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; (301) 504-7671, or by e-mail to

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A. Estimated Burden

The Commission staff estimates that there are approximately 75 firms required to annually maintain sales records of full-size cribs. The staff further estimates that the average burden per respondent is five hours per year, for a total of 375 hours and an annual cost of $17,000. (375 hrs. × $44.82/hr. based on total compensation of all civilian workers in management and professional positions in the U.S., July 2006, Bureau of labor Statistics.)

B. Request for Comments

The Commission solicits written comments from all interested persons about the proposed collection of information. The Commission specifically 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: February 7, 2007.

Todd A. Stevenson,

Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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[FR Doc. E7-2313 Filed 2-9-07; 8:45 am]