A safe crib is one that has been purchased new and certified by the manufacturer as compliant with CPSC requirements through 3rd party testing and ASTM. Any used cribs that were produced prior to the release of the new crib safety regulations on June 28, 2011 may not meet these standards and can prove to be dangerous for your child, especially in the event of improper storage and maintenance.
ALL cribs manufactured and sold (including resale) must comply with new and improved federal safety standards (16 CFR 1219, the new federal standard for full-size cribs or with 16 CFR 1220, the new federal standard for non-full-size cribs). The new rules, which apply to full-size and non-full-size cribs, prohibit the manufacture or sale of traditional drop-side rail cribs, strengthen crib slats and mattress supports, improve the quality of hardware and require more rigorous testing. The details of the rules are available on CPSC’s website at www.cpsc.gov/businfo/frnotices/fr11/cribfinal.pdf
Every crib sold today, regardless of the retailer, must comply with these new regulations; all retailers are now required to sell only cribs that meet these safety standards.
All DOM Family products: cribs, toddler beds, cradles and mattresses are fully in compliance.
When properly cared for, cribs are intended to last for years. To ensure the safety of your crib for current and future use follow these guidelines:
When a crib is assembled to the manufacturer’s instructions and used properly, it provides a safe and comfortable environment for baby. To ensure a proper lifespan, follow these tips: