However, the same rule does not apply to cribs other than full size. Therefore, by law, these must be sold with the mattress included. Safety Rules · Measurements · What to Look For · Cost The same rule doesn't apply to cribs other than full size, however. To help prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and suffocation, it's important to choose a foam crib mattress designed for babies.
It should be firmer rather than softer. The mattress should be the same size as the crib, so that there are no gaps to trap the arms, body, or legs. If more than two fingers can be inserted between the mattress and the sides or ends of the crib, the crib and mattress combination should not be used. Examples of other contributing factors include entrapment between the mattress and bumper pads, entrapment between the mattress and crib rail with limb entrapment, use of a diaper, sharing the sleeping environment with another baby, and congenital or recent health conditions.
Based on literature review, incident data, and consumer feedback from CPSC staff, crib mattress warnings specified in ASTM F2933-19 do not adequately address these warning elements with respect to identified hazards. This Commission proposes in the NPR to address aftermarket mattresses for playgrounds, as set out in section 5.9 of ASTM F2933-19, requiring them to meet the same specifications and performance requirements for OEM playground mattresses. Most crib mattresses currently available on the market will not require extensive modifications to comply with the proposed standard. The Commission notes that this NPR for crib mattresses contains additional testing requirements and labeling changes, and that the current global COVID-19 pandemic has affected supply chains.
Staff identified at least three small businesses that only produce foam core mattresses, Start Printed Page 67925, while most small entities produce a combination of foam core and coil crib mattresses. Again, this should not worry consumers, as non-standard cribs and mattresses are sold as sets. For example, voids can form in full-size crib mattresses if the mattresses are too soft, such as when the mattress is compressed with mattress sheets. In the 199 reports of incidents where no injuries were reported, staff noted that, in general, caregivers intervened once they identified a problem with the crib mattress, and the mattress was no longer used after the caregiver identified the hazard.
If you buy your crib mattress in the U.S. You must comply with safety standards set by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. UU.
and the American Society for Testing and Materials. This would include the costs of modifying non-compliant mattresses, the loss of revenue that results from removing mattresses that do not meet the standards of your product line, and the cost of third-party testing. Table 7 presents the types of crib mattresses covered by ASTM F2933 and the current dimensional requirements for each type of mattress. Proponents of organic and natural crib mattresses point to the potential toxicity of some materials used in standard crib mattresses.
If issued, a final rule would require all crib mattress manufacturers and importers to comply with additional third party testing requirements under CPSA section 14.Natural Mat mattresses, a division of Kastel International, are manufactured in Devon, England, with natural and organic materials, such as lamb's wool, natural latex foam, coconut fiber, mohair and cotton. Compared to these international standards, ASTM F2933-19 is more comprehensive because it also addresses mattresses for non-full-size cribs and aftermarket mattresses for playgrounds and non-full-size cribs. .