SGS: Final rule 16 CFR 1224 on safety standard for Portable Bed Rails in the US

SGS: Final rule 16 CFR 1224 on safety standard for Portable Bed Rails in the US

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-May-2020— /EuropaWire/ — Leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS has announced that a direct final rule on incorporating the latest version of the ASTM standard for Portable Bed Rails has just been published by the US CPSC.

On February 25, 2020, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has published direct final rule, 16 CFR 1224 revisions to safety standard for Portable Bed Rails.

The rule incorporates the latest version ASTM F2085-19 (Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Portable Bed Rails) with no modification and became effective on May 20, 2020.

The standard defines a portable bed rail as “portable railing installed on the side of an adult bed and/or on the mattress surface which is intended to keep a child from falling out of bed”.

A substantive change in ASTM F2085-19 is the change of the fiber content of the sheet from a 50/50 cotton/polyester blend to 60/40 cotton/polyester, a blend which is commonly available on the market.

Copies of the standard can be purchased at

Final rule 16 CFR 1224.

SGS is committed to providing information about development in regulations for consumer products as complimentary services. Through a global network of laboratories, SGS provides a wide range of services including physical/mechanical testing, analytical testing and consultancy work for technical and non-technical parameters applicable to a comprehensive range of consumer products. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

For more information, please contact:

Dennis Lancion
Technical Manager – Hardlines
t: +1 905 364 3757

Piyush Shah
SGS Consumer and Retail
Technical Director (Hardlines)
t: +1 (973) 461-7953

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