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The New CPSC Standard for Crib Safety

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:

The Rules:

DaVinci Jacob 4 in 1 Convertible CribAll 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

Room Magic is Award Winning Kids Furniture

Room Magic is a kids’ furniture collection with superior design quality targeted specifically for young children. The American Association of Furniture Designers (AAFD) honored this furniture line by giving it the coveted Pinnacle Award. Now that’s impressive!

Room Magic was created by Karen Andrea of Santa Barbara, CA. With a graphic design background, Andrea started designing furniture simply because her 5yr old daughter needed a bedroom set and she was unable to find any children’s bedroom furniture sets that matched the personality of a child: bold, fun, bright and full of imagination. She didn’t want a furniture collection that just looked like pint-sized adult bedroom furniture with common color choices and classic designs.

Andrea took matters into her own hands using the creative ideas of her daughter as her muse and began developing furniture that would infuse a child’s bedroom with fun and magic. The result is a Matisse inspired furniture line with lively, playful “cut outs” of kissing fish, whimsical lizards, tea cups and more, all of which are bright in color and finished naturally in birch wood.
In total, Room Magic offers seven different kids’ bedroom furniture collections, each with a unique theme for boys and girls. Each collection includes furniture, accessories and bedding, so a child’s bedroom can easily have a designer look.

Check out some of these fun and fabulous bedroom furniture sets below and visit SimplyKidsFurniture.com to check out the entire Room Magic Furniture line today!

April 28th, 2011

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