With the CPSC’s recent approval of new crib rules which were effective June 28th, 2011, there are sure to be lots of questions about the safety of your little one. Here are the answers you’re looking for:
All cribs must comply with new federal safety standards which prohibit the sale of cribs with drop-side rails and require stronger crib slats and mattress supports and improved hardware quality. Safety testing in general will be held to higher standards. (See complete rules here: http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/frnotices/fr11/cribfinal.pdf)
Purchasing Cribs That Meet Today’s Safety Standards:
Every crib in stores or provided for use in any way will have to follow the new federal requirements after June 28th, 2011. Not following the new standards is illegal. This includes any kind of crib sold or offered anywhere, online, at a garage sale or in a store. For a wide selection of baby cribs that meet the federal safety rules, visit Simply Kids Furniture.
Safety of Cribs That Parents Have Now
There has not been a recall as part of the CPSC new safety regulations, although some manufacturers are handling their own recalls in order to increase the safety and reliability of their cribs. Unfortunately it is not likely that cribs made before December 2010 meet the current safety standards. If you must continue using an older baby crib, be sure to check it regularly for loose hardware and parts.
It’s wonderful the CPSC is looking out for the safety of our children by issuing these new, higher standards to ensure your little one has a comfortable and secure sleeping experience. You can rest easy knowing cribs you purchase from Simply Kids Furniture will meet all the high standards you are looking for.
July 12th, 2011