Title:Requirements for Full-Size Baby Cribs—16 CFR part 1508 and 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(13) (OMB Control Number 3041-0013—Extension). The safety regulations for full-size baby cribs (also referred to as “full-size cribs”) are codified at 16 CFR part 1508 and 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(13). These regulations were issued to reduce hazards of strangulation, suffocation, pinching, bruising, laceration, and other injuries associated with full-size cribs. (Full-size cribs have specific interior dimensions, 28 ±5/8inches (71 ± 1.6 centimeters) wide by 523/8±5/8inches (133 ± 1.6 centimeters) long). The regulations prescribe performance, design, and labeling requirements for full-size cribs. They also require manufacturers and importers of those products to maintain sales records for a period of three years after the manufacture or importation of full-size cribs. If any full-size cribs subject to provisions of 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(13) and part 1508 fail to comply in a manner to warrant a recall, the required records can be used by the manufacturer or importer and by the Commission to identify those persons and firms who should be notified of the recall. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting approval of this collection of information from OMB.
Estimated Burden:Approximately 75 firms manufacture or import full-size baby cribs and are subject to the recordkeeping requirements. The Commission staff estimates that the recordkeeping will take five hours per firm for obtaining the information from existing sales and distribution data. The annualized cost to respondents for the burden of collection of information is $10,417.50 based on 375 hours (75 firms × 5 hours each) multiplied by a cost of $27.78 per hour (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Total Compensation, All workers, goods-producing industries, Sales and office, September 2009, Table 9).
The cost to the government (wages and benefits) for 37.5 hours staff time toreview the information (1/2hour per firm) is approximately $3,071. Assuming that the employee reviewing the records will be a GS-14 level employee, the average hourly wage rate for a mid-level GS-14 employee in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, effective as of January 2010, is $57.33. This represents 70 percent of total compensation (Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 2010, percentage wages and salaries for all civilian management, professional, and related employees, Table 1). Adding an additional 30 percent for benefits brings average hourly compensation for a mid-range GS-14 employee to $81.89. Thus, 37.5 hours multiplied against an hourly compensation figure of $81.89 results in an estimated cost to the government of $3,070.87, which we have rounded up to $3,071.
Dated: June 22, 2010.
Todd A. Stevenson,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.