Safety

Since 1945 Storkcraft’s greatest concern has been the safety of every child.

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We strive to exceed your expectations in the areas of safety, performance, usability and style. All of our products are thoroughly tested to ensure that they meet or exceed current North American regulatory standards for juvenile furniture safety and performance.  Our products are compliant with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). We are also proud that all of our cribs have passed a series of third-party testing and received certification from the Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association (JPMA).

Safety Tips:

  • Do not use a crib that is more than 10 years old
  • Do not use a crib that has been modified or has broken parts
  • Avoid purchasing used cribs because you cannot determine if the crib has been properly assembled and handled
  • Never place your crib near windows, draperies, blinds, or wall mounted decorative accessories with long cords
  • There should be no more than two fingers width between the edge of the mattress and the crib side
  • Purchase and assemble all baby furniture well before the baby is born to allow yourself time to order missing or broken parts
  • Do not try to repair broken furniture without manufacturer-approved hardware. Do not substitute parts
  • Fill out the registration card that come with your product or complete the online form to be notified of any safety alerts or recalls
  • Make sure that your products are compliant with Federal and ASTM safety standards.
  • Regularly check for loose screws or bolts and retighten if necessary.

Maximum Height and Weight Restrictions:

Cribs: The maximum height for a child to use a crib is 35″. The limiting factor for using the crib is not weight, but height. If your child is taller than 35” then they should be transitioned to a toddler bed.

Toddler Beds and Daybeds: 50 pounds

Changing Tables: 30 pounds

Gliders: 250 Pounds

Bunk Beds: 165 Pounds

Drop-Side Cribs

As of 2011, cribs with traditional drop-sides (sides that slide down) are not compliant with current Federal safety standards. A repair kit, which immobilizes the drop-sides, is available for older versions of Storkcraft cribs with drop-sides that had plastic hardware. The Repair Kit was evaluated and approved by the U.S. CPSC for use with these particular drop-side cribs.

For further information and to obtain a Repair Kit, click here or contact our customer service department.