Feds Set Safety Standards for Toddler Beds

Feds announce safety standards for toddler beds
Feds announce safety standards for toddler beds

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission yesterday approved safety standards for toddler beds that tweak the current voluntary safety standards and add rules designed to prevent children from getting hurt.

The CPSC said it knows of 122 incidents between 2005 and 2010, including four deaths and 43 injuries from toddler beds. Congress, as part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, required the CPSC to issue a mandatory standard for the beds, as well as other durable infant and toddler products. Standards for cribs, infant walkers and infant bath seats have also been set.