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2010 CPSC Regulation Compliant Cribs

On December 28, 2010 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) implemented sweeping new crib safety standards for traditional cribs made from steel and wood. In addition to eliminating drop-sides, cribs now require extensive new structural enhancements and labeling, as well as, allowing for alternate designs for accessing the infant, such as a drop-gate crib side. Under the new guidelines traditional cribs, both fixed-side and drop-side, may not remain in service after December 28, 2012 that are not compliant to these new standards and as a result, must be replaced. The new crib standards are known as 16 CFR 1219 for full-size cribs and 16 CFR 1220 for compact-size cribs.

These new rules apply to both fixed side and drop-side cribs. Any crib that does not meet these new standards must be replaced prior to December 28, 2012. There are no cribs sold today that are not compliant to the new CPSC standards of 2010.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are the CPSC Crib Regulations?

On December 28, 2010 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published sweeping new crib safety standards for cribs. These standards are 16 CFR 1219 Safety Standard for Full-Size Baby Cribs and 16 CFR 1220 Safety Standard for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs. In addition to the elimination of drop-sides, extensive new structural enhancements and labeling requirements were included in these standards.

When do cribs have to be in compliance with the new standard?

Cribs in use after December 28, 2012 in child care facilities, family child care homes, and places of public accommodation, such as hotels and motels must comply with the new standards.

How can I tell if my current cribs are compliant?

No drop-side cribs meet the new standards. It is not possible to tell if other style cribs are compliant just by looking at them. You may contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-334-2014 if you need to confirm the compliance status of a crib purchased from Kaplan that was in use at the time the new standards were published in December 2010.

Are all the cribs you sell today compliant?

Yes, beginning June 28, 2011 all cribs available from Kaplan meet 16 CFR 1219 Safety Standard for Full-Size Baby Cribs and 16 CFR 1220 Safety Standard for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs.

Is there a kit to make my current cribs compliant?

No. There is no kit or fix that will make cribs manufactured to the prior standards compliant to the new standards.

How do I get a Certificate of Compliance (COC)?

You may contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-334-2014 if a COC is not attached to, or included in the packaging of, your crib. Please have your vendor model number and date of manufacture ready when you request a COC. Additional information may be needed for particular manufacturers. Our customer service representatives will assist you in locating the needed information on your crib and provide the COC relevant to your specific crib purchase.

What is the crib warranty?

Warranties vary by crib. Contact our customer ser vice department for information on your specific crib purchase.

Are mattresses included with the cribs?

Mattresses are included with certain cribs. Contact our customer service department for information on your specific crib purchase.

Are casters included with the cribs?

Yes, standard crib casters are included. Evacuation casters are sold separate.

What can I do with my old cribs?

Non-compliant cribs must be disposed of - they are not being recalled. Contact your local waste management provider for details. The CPSC recommends disassembling the crib before discarding it. We also offer a list of ideas to repurpose your crib.

What are the major changes made in the new standards?

  • The elimination of traditional "drop side" mechanisms
  • Improvement to structural integrity of crib slats
  • Increase of failure strength of the mattress support strength from 56.2 lbs. to 80 lbs.
  • Changes in side rail height and toe hold standards
  • Elimination of wood screws
  • Better labeling and instructions to minimize potential mis-assembly

For more detailed information visit www.cpsc.gov/info/cribs/index.html.

Kaplan Cribs

Kaplan cribs meet the new 2010 CPSC standards and have been designed to the highest quality construction for superior durability. Our new 2010 CPSC compliant cribs have a lower profile, making it easier to reach over the side to pick up an infant. For more information please contact your Kaplan Sales Consultant.

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