The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved new mandatory standards for cribs that ban the manufacture and sale of drop-side cribs, strengthen mattress support, demand stronger crib hardware, and make safety tests tougher. Under the new guidelines traditional cribs, both fixed-side and drop-side, may not remain in service after December 28, 2012 that are not compliant to these new standards and as a result, must be replaced. This marks the first time in almost three decades that the crib safety standards have been updated.
Day care centers, hotels, motels, child care facilities, family child care homes, and other places of public accommodations have and will continue to be affected by these new baby crib regulations. If your crib was purchased prior to 2011, your crib is likely no longer compliant with the new CPSC crib safety regulations. For more information about these new crib standards, visit the CPSC website.
While the popular drop-side cribs have been banned, there are other crib options available that allow easy access to the caregiver that ensure safe sleeping environments for child care facility. The new SafeReach Side Gate Crib features a full length side gate that aids in accessibility and reduces back strain for caregivers. The side gate requires adult arm span to activate and locks closed in upper position. Featuring an exclusive Pinch-Proof design that eliminates all pinch points with quiet operation that will not disturb sleeping infants.
The JPMA approved Serenity Safereach Cribs have commercial grade construction that feature solid hardwood frames with mortis and tenon headboards. Steel box frame mattress board with center support brace. Adjustable mattress boards and a lower profile for easier accessiblity. Smooth, clear plastic teething rails that are easy to clean. Includes Professional Series 3″ high density foam, phthalate free, hypo-allergenic mattress that meets flammability standard CFR 1633, and anti-microbial ISO22196 and AATCC147.