When it comes to your children, you want to do everything in your power to protect them from harm. When you tuck them in for bed, you want to know that your crib will help them sleep safely throughout the night.
As parents ourselves, crib safety is Natart’s top priority. We’ve reviewed the latest safety protocols for cribs and dressers to ensure that we’re compliant. Here’s a quick overview of the crib safety precautions we take to ensure there are no protrusions on the ends of our footboards and headboards.
Headboard and Footboard Safety Regulations
Natart, Nest, and Tulip brands meet or exceed both the mandatory and voluntary crib safety standards set forth by:
- The American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)
- The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
- The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA)
- Health Canada
What’s more, our brands also stay on top of new developments in safety codes. We’re happy to announce that Natart, Nest, and Tulip brands are all fully compliant with the new revision to the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act. Under the revision, cribs with protrusions at the end of the footboard are noncompliant, as the protrusion presents a safety risk for children.
Safety always comes first for us, so we got to work redesigning and modifying our cribs. All Natart, Nest, and Tulip brand cribs now meet or exceed these new headboard and footboard safety regulations.
Compliant vs Non-Compliant Headboards and Footboards
So, what makes a crib compliant or non-compliant? What counts as a “protrusion” when it comes to headboard and footboard safety? It’s actually quite simple! Some cribs are designed so that decorative pieces of the headboard or footboard extend out beyond the corners of the crib. The protrusion poses an entanglement hazard – a child’s clothing could catch on the protrusion and become tangled, which could be highly dangerous.
Natart has reviewed and redesigned all cribs to ensure that there are no protrusions. Then, we put each crib through headboard and footboard safety testing. The test is straightforward. Using an instrument that looks like a loop attached to a handle, we place the loop over each corner of the crib, testing both the headboard and footboard. If the loop slides off without catching on anything, the crib is compliant with the new law. If the loop snags on one of the corners, there’s a protrusion and the crib must be redesigned and retested to ensure compliance.
Crib Safety at Natart
At Natart, safety always comes first. Whether we’re talking about headboard and footboard safety, crib safety, or dresser safety, all of our products undergo rigorous testing to ensure that your children are protected. Plus, most of our furniture is Greenguard Certified, so you can sleep soundly knowing that your Natart furniture is completely safe for your children.
Want to learn more about our safety practices? Check out our safety certifications.