Given the 122 known incidents of malfunctions in toddler beds between 2005 and 2010 — including 43 injuries and four deaths — it is small wonder the CPSC pressured the industry to make changes.
Yesterday the CPSC announced a unanimous approval of a new safety standard to toddler beds in an effort to prevent injuries to children.
Those new standards require the following:
These standards go into effect six months after publication in the Federal Register.
Consumers should be sure they are purchasing a toddler bed that adheres to these new standards. Let’s keep our infants and toddlers safe!