15 U.S. Code § 6004 - Standards

§ 6004.
(a) In generalBicycle helmets manufactured 9 months or more after June 16, 1994, shall conform to—
any interim standard described under subsection (b), pending the establishment of a final standard pursuant to subsection (c); and
the final standard, once it has been established under subsection (c).
(b) Interim standardsThe interim standards are as follows:
The American National Standards Institute standard designated as “Z90.4–1984”.
The Snell Memorial Foundation standard designated as “B–90”.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard designated as “F 1447”.
Any other standard that the Commission determines is appropriate.
(c) Final standardNot later than 60 days after June 16, 1994, the Commission shall begin a proceeding under section 553 of title 5 to—
review the requirements of the interim standards set forth in subsection (a) and establish a final standard based on such requirements;
include in the final standard a provision to protect against the risk of helmets coming off the heads of bicycle riders;
include in the final standard provisions that address the risk of injury to children; and
include additional provisions as appropriate.
Sections 7, 9, and 30(d) [1] of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2056, 2058, 2079(d)) shall not apply to the proceeding under this subsection and section 11 of such Act (15 U.S.C. 2060) shall not apply with respect to any standard issued under such proceeding. The final standard shall take effect 1 year from the date it is issued.
(d) Failure to meet standards
(1) Failure to meet interim standard

Until the final standard takes effect, a bicycle helmet that does not conform to an interim standard as required under subsection (a)(1) shall be considered in violation of a consumer product safety standard promulgated under the Consumer Product Safety Act [15 U.S.C. 2051 et seq.].

(2) Status of final standard

The final standard developed under subsection (c) shall be considered a consumer product safety standard promulgated under the Consumer Product Safety Act.

(Pub. L. 103–267, title II, § 205, June 16, 1994, 108 Stat. 727.)

[1]  See References in Text note below.
References in Text

Section 30(d) of the Consumer Product Safety Act, referred to in subsec. (c), was classified to section 2079(d) of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 110–314, title II, § 237, Aug. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 3076.

The Consumer Product Safety Act, referred to in subsec. (d), is Pub. L. 92–573, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1207, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 47 (§ 2051 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2051 of this title and Tables.

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