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Crib Safety Standards

Crib safety standards will change effective June 28, 2011 per the federal Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. The new mandatory crib standards will: (1) stop the manufacture and sale of dangerous, traditional drop-side cribs; (2) make mattress supports stronger; (3) make crib hardware more durable; and (4) make safety testing more rigorous. All cribs manufactured, sold, or leased in the US must meet these new standards.

Effective June 28, 2011 all newly licensed foster homes, who want to take placement of children who require a crib, must have cribs that meet these standards. Foster homes that renew their license for this age group are not required to replace their cribs.

For more information, go to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission website.