Standard Update – CPSC CFR 1241 Safety Standard for Crib Mattresses


On 26 January 2022, The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal mandatory safety standard that will ensure crib mattresses, as well as after-market mattresses used in play yards and cribs. Babies will be safer because of CPSC’s federal regulation: 16 CFR 1241 Safety Standard for Crib Mattress rule to improve crib mattress safety.


The rule proposes to adopt the ASTM F2933-21 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Crib Mattress with key modifications, the new federal rule aims to further reduce the risk of injury related to:


  • Suffocation hazards from overly soft crib mattress by adding a test for mattress firmness.

  • Modification of the mattress size measurement test to include a fitted sheet to better account for mattress compression by the fitted sheet

  • Revisions to the non-full-size crib mattress measurements and requirements to include after-market mattress

  • Adding a coil springs impact test ensuring there are no exposed coil springs after testing for 1000 cycles.

It also includes marking, labeling and instructional literature improvements – to clarify for manufacturers and test labs, and to communicate better to consumers the risks of SIDS and suffocation related to infant positioning, sot bedding, and gap entrapment.


For more information, please contact our specialist:

Contact: Mr. Kim Ho

Email: info@greatsafe.com.hk

WhatsApp: +852 9310 1779







Reference:

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. CPSC Approves New Federal Safety Standard for Crib Mattresses.

( https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2022/CPSC-Approves-New-Federal-Safety-Standard-for-Crib-Mattresses-Rule-to-Provide-a-Safer-Marketplace-for-Parents)



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