The new federal standard approved by the CPSC builds upon voluntary standards for toddler beds and adds additional protections to prevent injuries to children.
The new federal standard requires the following:
Cribs that convert into toddler beds also must comply with the new federal standard for toddler beds.
The mandatory standard takes effect in about six months.
A law enacted in 2008 requires the CPSC to issue a mandatory standard for toddler beds, as well as other durable infant and toddler products. Mandatory standards for cribs, infant walkers and infant bath seats have already been issued.