Government Issues Mandatory Rules For Toddler Beds
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government has approved new mandatory safety standards for toddler beds.
The new federal standard adds additional protections to voluntary standards already being used for toddler beds.
The new federal standard requires that the upper edge of the guardrail must be at least 5 inches above the toddler bed's mattress, testing of the bed's slats must be consistent with
testing for slats in cribs and separate warning labels to address entrapment and strangulation hazards must appear on the toddler beds.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which made the announcement Thursday, has been told by Congress to issue mandatory standards for various infant and toddler products.
The agency is aware of 122 incidents from 2005 through 2010, including four deaths and 43 injuries associated with toddler beds.
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