New Crib Safety Standards

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Is Your Crib Safe?

It’s easy to get confused by all of the information concerning crib safety.  Most well known manufacturers openly post how they conform to current rules and regulations.  Here is a video that may help you as you set out to buy a better crib.

On Dec. 28, 2010, the Commission issued new mandatory standards for full-size and non-full-size baby cribs as mandated by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The federal crib standards had not been updated in nearly 30 years and these new rules ushered in a safer generation of cribs.

The five new key requirements of the standard are:

  • Traditional drop-side cribs cannot be made or sold; immoblizers and repair kits are not allowed
  • Wood slats must be made of stronger woods to prevent breakage.
  • Crib hardware must have anti-loosening devices to keep it from coming loose or falling off.
  • Mattress supports must be more durable.
  • Safety testing must be more rigorous.