Parents, civil organizations and government regulatory agencies are increasingly concerned about the safety of the various infant cribs sold on the current market. In many countries, organizations have set various product standards that manufacturers must adhere to in order to distribute their products.
Various criteria can be applied during infant crib inspection at the manufacturing factory during the pre-production, production and packaging stages to ensure standards are met. QC professsionals typically rely on several internationally-recognized specifications and standards when conducting inspection of these products, including the following:
Full-size infant crib inspection and QC standards
ASTM F1169 - 13 Safety standard for full-size infant cribs
The international safety standard ASTM F1169 - 13 determines manufacturing requirements like crib design, structural integrity, warning labels and instructional materials for full-size infant cribs. This standard also applies to fully-furnished infant cribs.
16 CFR 1508 Standard for full-size infant cribs
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission set the 16 CFR 1508 product requirement for suppliers of full-size infant cribs to the United States.
SOR/2010-261 Standard regulations for cribs, cradles, bassinets
The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act developed the SOR/2010-261 infant crib standard for the Canadian market.
AS/NZS 2172 Infant full-size crib safety standard
Australia created the internationally-aligned AS/NZS 2172 standard on full-size infant cribs for Australia and New Zealand's market.
Non-full-size infant crib inspection and quality control standards
ASTM F406 - 17 Consumer safety standard for non-full-size infant cribs
This ASTM F406 - 17 standard provides the inspection requirements for performance and structural properties, labels, and instruction manuals of non-full-size infant cribs.
16 CFR 1509 Standard for non-full-size cribs
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission set the 16 CFR 1509 standard for suppliers of non-full-size infant cribs that are to be sold in the United States.
EN 1130 Non-full-size infant crib standard
The European standard EN 1130 is used for non-full-size infant cribs that are to be distributed in Europe.
AS/NZS 2195 Infant crib safety standard
Safety standard AS/NZS 2195 is recognized and enforced by the Australian and New Zealand governments.