On December 28, 2010 The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published what’s referred to as 16 CFR 1219, into the Federal register. This is a new, more thorough law on the making of all full size baby cribs.
On June 28, 2011 this mandatory federal rule will go into effect. This law will be retroactive to every single baby crib on the market, making it illegal to sell any old inventory that does not meet the new regulations.
If you currently own a baby crib and are concerned that your crib might not meet the latest safety standards there are a few things you can do.
1. After June 28, 2011, visit SimplyBabyFurniture.com to check to see if your exact model of baby crib is still being sold and if so, you’re most likely in the clear. Just make sure to read the features listed to see if there have been any upgrades to make it meet the current standards. If upgrades are listed, then that might be a sign that your crib doesn’t meet the latest standards.
2. You could also locate the crib manufacturer’s website and contact them directly to find out if your current crib passes the test.
3. Research your baby’s crib online to see if you find it on any lists of recalled baby cribs. If you do, call the manufacturer to find out if they offer any fix it kits to upgrade your current baby crib to meet the new regulations.
4. To get more information about this new law visit the CPSC website.