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STURDY Act passes

The Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth Act – known as STURDY – was passed by Congress in December as part of the $1.7 trillion fiscal 2023 omnibus spending bill. It was signed into law when President Biden signed the spending package.

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Senate Passes STURDY Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate passed an amended version of the STURDY Act by unanimous consent on Thursday, bringing a mandatory furniture stability standard within one final vote of becoming law. The Senate version of STURDY (S. 3232) – the Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth Act – was modified from the original version passed by the House in June 2021. Therefore, the legislation must go back to the House one more time for a final vote.

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CPSC proposes standard for clothing storage units

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has weighed in on tip-over issues with a proposed standard. In the Federal Register today, February 3, a proposed rule for clothing storage units was published that is intended to help prevent furniture tip-overs of clothing storage units that often involve children.