Play Yard Safety The Target of New CPSC Ruling

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission approved new safety standards for play yards on June 29, 2012. The new standards include stability and floor strength tests, the mandating of mechanisms to prevent head and neck entrapments, and new minimum side height requirements. The Commission approved the new standards with a 4 to 0 vote after consulting reports detailing 60 play yard fatalities from November 2007 to December 2011.

To find out more about this important safety mandate, visit the CPSC’s site.