Updated Crib Safety Requirements

May 11, 2011

Beginning June 28, 2011 all cribs sold in the U.S. must meet new federal requirements for overall crib safety.  The five new federal requirements address more than just drop-side cribs.  Mattress supports, slats, and hardware on all cribs are now required to be more durable and manufacturers have more stringent testing requirements to prove compliance.  The belief is that this will usher in a new generation of safer cribs to protect our children. 

Please see this month’s Safety Poster (in English or Spanish) created by the Neighborhood Safety Network, that highlights the new crib safety rules for anyone considering the purchase of a new crib.

Please visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Crib Information Center for more information.

The Oregon Health Authority has information available regarding Safe Sleep for Babies.

Safe Kids Oregon works to prevent accidental childhood injury, the leading killer of children 14 and under.  Safe Kids Oregon is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Oregon was founded in 1995 and is led by Oregon Public Health Division.

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