Section 104 of the CPSIA— Danny’s Law Leads to Improved Safety Standards for Infant and Toddler Products The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), signed into law in August 2008, strengthened the authority of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC), the federal agency that oversees the safety of consumer products. Section 104 of the law directed the CPSC to issue strong mandatory standards and product registration for infant and toddler durable products, and requires that cribs being sold or used in child care facilities be compliant with the latest robust safety standards. Before the CPSIA Passed: • On May 12, 1998, Danny Keysar, a 16-month-old toddler, died at his licensed childcare facility in a Chicago neighborhood. Danny was killed by a defective children’s product — a mesh portable crib — where he napped in the afternoons at his child care home. • After Danny’s death, his family learned that 1.5 million portable cribs of similar design were sold and then recalled, but most remained unaccounted for still. Nineteen children died in these portable cribs, just one of the unsafe products on the market. • Since 2007, CPSC has recalled more than 11 million dangerous cribs. These recalls follow 3,584 reports of crib incidents, which resulted in 1,703 injuries and 153 deaths. • CPSC has recalled about 20 different play yards involving millions of units since 1985. • There were no requirements that children’s products be tested for safety to strong mandatory standards, leaving children to find the flaws once products were in homes and child care. • Too many consumers were not finding out about recalls of children’s products that they bought and/or owned. CPSIA’s Creation of “Danny’s Law:” • Section 104 of the CPSIA, is known as the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, or “Danny’s Law,” after Danny Keysar. • Danny’s Law requires the Commission to study and develop safety standards for durable infant and toddler products such as cribs, strollers and high chairs. • To date, mandatory standards now exist for: full-size cribs, non-full-size cribs, play yards, baby walkers, baby bath seats, children’s portable bed rails, strollers, toddler beds, infant swings, handheld infant carriers, soft infant carriers, framed infant carriers, bassinets, cradles, portable hook-on chairs, infant sling carriers high chairs, boosters, changing tables, and infant bouncer seats. • CPSC is still working on standards for: gates, inclined infant sleepers, and stationary activity centers. • Danny’s Law applies the scope of the mandatory crib standard to cribs offered for use in hotels, child care facilities, family child care homes and other places where cribs are offered for use or lease. • Danny’s Law also requires durable infant and toddler products to contain a product registration card allowing consumers to easily register their product with the manufacturer through sending in the card or registering online.