Meeting the new crib standards

June 20, 2012

Are you ready for December 28, 2012? No, we’re not talking about that apocalypse mumbo jumbo! We’re talking about the new U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards for crib safety.

With drop-side cribs causing numerous infant deaths throughout the past decade, the CPSC made a unanimous vote in 2012 to issue new guidelines. It’s an important issue, and now is the time to start planning for this change. As of December 28, all wood and steel cribs not compliant to CPSC standards must be replaced. After this date, it is illegal for any place of public accommodation to offer cribs (both fixed-side or drop-side) that are not compliant to the new guidelines.

If you currently offer cribs manufactured prior to December 2010, these are most likely non-compliant with the new standards and must be removed from use and replaced with certified cribs.

Check the CPSC website for a list of recalls and a “crib test” to see if you need to upgrade. If so, American Hotel is here to help. We have a wide selection of cribs and infant accessories to make every family feel safe and comfortable.

Check out our selection of cribs here

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