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Portable Cribs/Play Yards

CPSC estimates there are still 20,000,000 unsafe cribs/play yards in use or lurking in storage. Portable cribs and mesh play yards pose a serious threat. These products can provoke:

  • Choking or entanglement
  • Head entrapment or suffocation
  • Risk of injury from tipping when legs on the product loosen and separate

As of February 28, 2013 new Federal law requires all play yards to be subject to more rigorous testing and a new safety standard. When in doubt, throw it out!

Please Read the Warning Label Carefully

NEVER use a supplemental mattress in a soft sided play yard! Use only the mattress pad provided by the manufacturer.

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Did You Know?

CPSC estimates there are still 20,000,000 unsafe cribs/play yards in use or lurking in storage. Before you put your baby in a play yard or portable crib, check to be sure it’s safe.

Avoid Tragic Accidents

  • NEVER use supplemental mattresses! Infants can suffocate in the gaps between an extra mattress and the crib mesh. Use only the mattress pad provided by the manufacturer.
  • Child can suffocate when caught between supplemental mattress and the soft side of the crib.
  • Mesh weave should be no larger than 1/4 inch. Babies may get buttons, fingers and toes caught in large weave holes causing injury.
  • There are no tears, holes or loose threads.