Marsha L. Dawson
Graco Children's Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 100
Elverson, PA 19520
RE: The tariff classification of a Pack N Play Yard with
Bassinet and Changing Station from China or Taiwan.
Dear Ms. Dawson:
In your letter received on August 20, 1998, you requested a
tariff classification ruling.
The furniture item consists of a lightweight portable
playpen or play yard designed for use by infants or small
children. The product referred to as the Graco Pack N Play has
a metal frame to which the textile side and end panels are
attached. The mesh fabric in these panels allows the child in
the play yard to look outside and permits the supervising adult
to see inside in order to monitor the child's activities.
Included with the Pack N Play is a manmade fiber sheet sized to
fit over the removable padded floor board and a textile mosquito
netting sized to fit over the play yard. A photograph
accompanied your letter.
The Pack N Play features a bassinet insert frame which can
be used to convert the article into a portable bassinet. The
insert is covered with a soft textile covering and has a sleeping
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bassinet attachment is designed to be suspended from the top of
the Pack "N Play frame, creating a sleeping environment for the
infant which is suspended approximately 18 inches above the
playpen floor board. In addition, this bassinet features a
removable changing station which easily attaches to the top of
the bassinet. The changing station is composed of a metal frame
and is covered with padded textile side panels and has a
removable wipeable vinyl pad and safety belt. The Pack N Play
Yard with bassinet and changing station is designed to be placed
on the floor or ground. Each of the components are parts adapted
one to another to form a complete unit and would be considered
composite goods. The essential character of the play yard is
imparted by its textile components.
The applicable subheading for the bassinet will be
9403.80.6040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTSUS), which provides for furniture of other materials; other;
household. The duty rate will be 0.8 percent ad valorem.
This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section
177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).
This ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents
filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the
documents have already been filed without a copy, this ruling
should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer
handling the transaction.
John M. Regan
Service Port Director