Our organizations support updating the Code of Federal Regulations so that ASTM F963-17 becomes the mandatory toy standard in the United States. The changes reflected by the latest version of the ASTM standard generally will better protect children by improving toy safety and maintaining clear terminology, with the exception of the additional sentence added to Section 8.20.1.5 (5). Otherwise, our organizations support the editorial changes, use of clearly defined language, updated terminology, and improved definitions in this standard. We also recommend future attention to emerging hazards involving connected toys or new technology.

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