Consumer Product Safety Updates
New Federal Crib Safety Standards Apply to Hotels and Motels on Dec. 28, 2012
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently passed new crib safety standards that affect the lodging industry. The new rules, which apply to full-size and non full-size cribs, prohibit the sale of drop-side rail cribs and require stronger crib slats and mattress supports, higher quality hardware and more rigorous testing. These new standards went into effect for manufacturers and retailers on June 28 and will go into effect for hotels and motels on December 28, 2012. After this date, hotels and motels may no longer use traditional drop-side cribs or any crib that does not meet the new federal safety standards.
To view the crib safety standards, click here.