The details of the rule are available on CPSC’s website at http://www.cpsc.gov/
Joe Shamie, president and CEO, and a father of four now helms Delta Enterprise, a company founded by his own father Louis Shamie in 1967. His brother Sam Shamie is co-president of the company. Sam Shamie, Chairman of the crib sub-committee for the ASTM.org, worked closely with they system to help make sure that standards concerning crib safety were of the highest and safest possible. Delta is a leading producer of quality nursery and toddler furniture and gear. Delta's motto has always been safety-first!
Mr. Shamie would like to share some important safe sleep tips that every parent and caregiver should know with your viewers/readers/
These safety tips that have been approved by JPMA and other non-profit organizations such as First Candle.
• Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep-for naps and at night
• NEVER place the crib near windows, draperies, blinds or wall mounted decorative accessories with long cords.
• Follow the manufacturer's guidelines on the appropriate weight and size of babies who can safely use the crib.
• Make sure there are no missing, loose, broken or improperly installed screws, brackets or other hardware on the crib or the mattress support. Check the stability and hardware on the crib often.
• Crib slats or spindles should be spaced no more than 2 3/8” apart, and none should be loose or missing. Use a soda can to test this.
• The crib mattress should fit snugly with no more than two fingers width between the edge of the mattress and the crib side. Otherwise, baby can get trapped between the mattress and the side of the crib.
• No cutout areas on the headboard or footboard so baby’s head cannot get trapped.
• No cracked or peeling paint.
• No splinters or rough edges.
• Look for the JPMA Certification Seal whom we are certified by and have been developing and creating Federal standards.
Proper Maintenance and Storage of Cribs
When properly cared for, cribs are intended to last for years. To ensure the safety of your crib for current and future use, follow these guidelines:
• For the safest product use, be sure to always read and follow all manufacturers’
• Don’t forget to frequently inspect products for missing hardware, loose threads and strings, holes and tears
• Check screws and bolts periodically to ensure they are tight and there are no missing, loose, broken or improperly installed screws, brackets or other hardware on the crib or mattress support.
• When storing your crib for future use, save the instructions and keep them with the crib. Often manufacturers post or attach instructions to the mattress platform so that they are easy to find when the crib is re-assembled for later use. Instructions can often be found on manufacturers’
• When storing your crib, keep all parts, together and labeled for future assembly.
• Do not try to repair the crib without manufacturer-
Crib Durability and Lifespan
All new cribs on the market today must meet minimum government requirements. When a crib is assembled to the manufacturer’
We know this can be a lot of information but these tips will also be available on our website at www.deltachildren.com
"It is our company promise to each family who uses a Delta product or will purchase a Delta product in the future that we will continue to provide the safest sleep environment for all families and future generations,"
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