Te 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