| ||The Consumer Products Safety Commission unanimously voted on April 14, 2011 to improve toddler safety standards. The new federal standards which aim to reduce injury. The new standards mandate 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
- Separate warning labels to address entrapment and strangulation hazards must appear on toddler beds.
The new standards also include cribs which convert into toddler beds.
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Author : Diba Tillery RN, BSN, IBCLC, CPST