Final Rule: December 28, 2010
Effective Date for Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors: June 28, 2011
Effective Date for Child Care Organizations, Rental Cos. and Places of Public Accommodation: December 28, 2012
On Dec. 28, 2010, the Commission issued new mandatory standards for full-size and non-full-size baby cribs as mandated by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The federal crib standards had not been updated in nearly 30 years and these new rules ushered in a safer generation of cribs.
The five new key requirements of the standard are:
- Traditional drop-side cribs cannot be made or sold; immoblizers and repair kits are not allowed
- Wood slats must be made of stronger woods to prevent breakage.
- Crib hardware must have anti-loosening devices to keep it from coming loose or falling off.
- Mattress supports must be more durable.
- Safety testing must be more rigorous.
The standards adopted the current ASTM International voluntary standards with additional technical modifications.
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