The CPSC has implemented new safety standards for cribs. The safety standards will apply to both full-size and non full-size cribs.
Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved new mandatory safety measures for full-size and non full-size cribs. The new crib safety standards were apart of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
The CPSC reported that the new mandatory crib standards include:
1. Stop the manufacture and sale of dangerous, traditional drop-side cribs.
2. Make mattress supports stronger.
3. Make crib hardware more durable.
4. Make safety testing more rigorous.
Beginning June 2011, all cribs manufactured, sold, and leased in the U.S. must meet the new federal standards. Starting 24 months after the rule is published, child care facilities, such as family child care homes and infant Head Start centers, as well as places of public accommodations, like hotels and motels must have cribs that meet the new requirements.
Since 2000, detaching drop-side rails were associated with at least 32 infant suffocation and strangulation deaths.
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