Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / CPSC approves new mandatory standard for toddler beds
CPSC approves new mandatory standard for toddler beds
15
Apr '11
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously approved (5-0) a new mandatory standard to improve the safety of toddler beds. The new federal standard builds upon the ASTM voluntary standard for toddler beds (F1821-09) and adds additional protections to prevent injuries to children.

The new federal standard requires the following:

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

CPSC is aware of 122 incidents from 2005 through 2010, including four deaths and 43 injuries associated with toddler beds.

Cribs that convert into toddler beds also must comply with the new federal standard for toddler beds. The mandatory standard goes into effect six months after publication in the Federal Register for toddler beds manufactured or imported on or after that date.

Congress, as part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, required the Commission to issue a mandatory standard for toddler beds, as well as other durable infant and toddler products. In addition to toddler beds, CPSC has issued mandatory standards for cribs, infant walkers and infant bath seats.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 24th Feb 2017

Pakistan's textile exports down 1.54% in July-Jan FY17

The value of textile and garment exports made by Pakistan decreased...

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2017

Q4FY17 EPS dips 11% at apparel retailer Macy's

For the thirteen weeks period ended January 28, 2017, earning per...

Textiles | On 24th Feb 2017

Net income slips at Westlake Chemicals in Q4

For the three months ended December 31, 2016, net income at US...

Interviews View All

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Poojaa Kumar Deepak
Zeven

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search