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The CPSC is fighting to keep cribs and toddler beds safe for our kids.

New Standards for Toddler Beds

 
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:

  • The upper edge of the guardrail must be at least five inches above the toddler's bed matteress.

  • Spindle/slat strength testing for toddler beds must be consistent with the testing required for crib spindles/slats.

  • Separate warning labels to address entrapment and strangulation hazards must appear on toddler beds.

  • 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!








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