Baby Crib Testing

Micom offers baby cribs testing as part of its juvenile furniture testing services for the purpose of ensuring crib safety and avoid possible injuries.

Canadian and US regulations differ in regards to baby crib testing. In order to sell in the US, the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) requires every crib manufacturer to demonstrate their product safety by showing a compliance testing report delivered by a CPSC accepted testing laboratory. In Canada, the manufacturers shall demonstrate conformance to Canadian regulation by showing a compliance testing report delivered by a Health Canada recognized testing laboratory. Micom is recognized by both organizations.

Test methods required by the Canadian and US regulations are similar in regards to mechanical testing. However, even if close, a crib must be tested to both tests methods in order to sell in Canada and US. Customers sometimes ask us which test method is the more stringent, Canada or US? The same rational applies, they are similar but none covers the other, hence both have to be tested.

 Canadian Regulation:

 Compliant baby crib testing reports for the following test methods are required by the manufacturer in order to sell a baby crib in Canada:

SOR/2010-261 Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets regulations
SOR/2005-109 Surface Coating Materials Regulations

 US Regulation:

 In order to sell in the US, a crib manufacturer shall demonstrate compliance to the following test methods:

16 CFR 1219 Safety standard for full-size baby cribs testing
ASTM F1169 Standard consumer safety specification for full-size cribs
16 CFR 1130 Requirements for Consumer Registration of Durable Infant or Toddler Products
16 CFR 1303 Ban of lead-containing paint and certain consumer products bearing lead-containing paint
16 CFR 1500.44 Method for determining extremely flammable and flammable solids
16 CFR 1500.48 Technical requirements for determining a sharp point in toys and other articles intended for use by children under 8 years of age
16 CFR 1500.49 Technical requirements for determining a sharp metal or glass edge in toys and other articles intended for use by children under 8 years of age
16 CFR 1501

Method for identifying toys and other articles intended for use by children under 3 years of age which present choking, aspiration or ingestion hazards because of small parts

Other related test methods

Micom offers a wide range of juvenile product testing. For additional testing services related to this topic, please see: CPSC, ASTM F1169, 16 CFR 1217, 16 CFR 1219, ISTA 3A

 

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