CPSC's Proposed Rule on Safety Standard Addressing Blade-Contact Injuries on Table Saws

Monday, August 14, 2017


On May 12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a proposed rule, Safety Standard Addressing Blade-Contact Injuries on Table Saws, which would require table saw manufacturers to incorporate active injury mitigation (AIM) technology in all types of table saws. The U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy argues that the CPSC's proposed rule is overly broad and imposes such stringent and cost-prohibitive requirements that it will cause most, if not all, small table saw manufacturers to exit the market. The Office of Advocacy filed a comment letter on July 26, urging the CPSC to perform a supplemental initial regulatory flexibility analysis (IRFA) and extend the comment period deadline.

U.S. Small Business Administration (07/28/17)

U.S. Small Business Administration 8/14/2017

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