Documents on the CPSC Standard
Summary: We list below for historic interest the documents collected as the Consumer Product Safety Commission was developing its bicycle helmet standard.
The Law: CPSC's bicycle helmet standard which took effect March 10, 1999.
A letter modifying that standard with an interpretation.
The law that forced the Commission to develop a bicycle helmet standard.
The first draft standard.
The second draft.
CPSC's Supplementary Material for briefings on that draft.
A summary of changes in the second draft.
Our formal comments on the draft.
Our April, 1995, comments on what we thought it still needed
The CPSC notice implementing the interim standard
The third and final draft, approved on February 5, 1998.
Our comments on the final draft.
Three of our Update newsletters on the standard in early 1998.
A letter from CPSC on how they will enforce the standard.
A page about CPSC recall rules and enforcement penalties.
A report of serious legal consequences for a manufacturer ignoring a
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