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JPMA Supports CPSC Chairman Tenenbaum's Continued Safety Efforts
Date:2/19/2010

revise the full size crib standard. The industry took the reins to effectively eliminate drop side cribs and added a crib slat integrity test based on the European standard. Following this industry led effort, the Chairman then reached out to industry to assist in accelerating more revisions to the voluntary standard for full size cribs and industry responded with overwhelming support and resources to meet the Chairman’s challenge. As a result, via the time tested ASTM standards setting process, a revised crib standard was recently balloted whose provisions included addressing issues related to hardware failure, labeling and instructional issues, an improved mattress support test, and much more. To expedite the process, the industry provided the additional testing and the engineering expertise necessary to create the initial draft of the highest safety standard available anywhere in the world. This industry stands ready to continue to provide technical and financial support to expedite new safety standards.

Safety Message to Parents and Caregivers

One important message that has not been addressed is the incidents of death related to infants being placed to sleep in an unsafe sleeping environment. JPMA has partnered with First Candle to communicate to parents that each year hundreds of deaths occur when children are placed in a sleep environment that is not specifically designed for children. In fact there are fifty times more deaths each year from infants being placed to sleep in unsafe sleep environments including on the floor, in adult beds, on pillows and blankets than in cribs. Parents and caregivers are reminded that the safest sleep environment for a child is in a fully functional, properly assembled crib.

Certified Products: Beyond the Government Minimum

Via the long-established and well recognized ASTM standards setting process, JPMA ensures that every JPMA certified product meets the mandatory requirements
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