Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2012
On September 10, Argington, maker of nursery furniture sets, commented on the latest baby bedding standards set forth by ASTM International, as reported by both KidsTodayOnline.com and ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials. The new standards pay specific attention to crib bumpers, requirements for the bumpers, and warning labels that will be placed on them.
According to KidsTodayOnline.com, ASTM standard F1917-12 “provides manufacturers voluntary guidelines by which they can create uniform crib bumpers that meet certain performance criteria along with new warning labels. The adoption of the standard allows manufacturers to define and distinguish between hazardous pillow-like crib bumpers from non-hazardous crib bumpers with specific performance requirements. The standard also now includes enhancements to the warning statements on the product.”
Argington spokesperson Clay Darrohn states, “These standards are something that is necessary to further protect our children and their well-being. While Argington’s products meet or exceed the ASTM standards, as well as standards set by CPSC and Health Canada, there is definitely a need to have a standard set of requirements for something as critical as crib bumpers.”
The ASTM website states that this standard is “to minimize the identified hazards to children presented by infant bedding and related accessories.” This new standard could help minimize or otherwise indicate a potentially dangerous situation that parents may not even realize is an issue.
Argington is a New York based creator of well-crafted baby furniture and kids bedding. Proudly offering durable products that are organic or eco-friendly, Argington’s products are also made with mobility and multiple uses in mind to ensure that parents’ lives are made a little easier.