All of our products meet or exceed all of the current ASTM standards for bunk bed safety. The following is an excerpt. To read the full and complete findings of the Consumer Product Safety Commissions’ findings on bunk beds click here or here
SUMMARY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) has determined that unreasonable risks of injury and death are associated with bunk beds that are constructed so that children can become entrapped in the beds’ structure or become wedged between the bed and a wall.This document issues the final rules mandating bunk bed performance requirements to reduce this hazard. The rules are issued under both the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), for bunk beds intended for use by children, and the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), for bunk beds not ‘‘intended’’ for (but often used by) children. These rules will become effective June 19, 2000 and will apply to all bunk beds manufactured in the United States, or imported, on or after that date. requires:
* Guardrails on both sides of the upper bunk, except for up to 15 inches at each end of the bed. * The upper edge of the guardrails shall be no less than 5 inches above the top surface of the mattress when a mattress of the maximum thickness specified by the bed manufacturer’s instructions is on the bed. * Guardrails shall be attached so that they cannot be removed without either intentionally releasing a fastening device or applying forces sequentially in different directions. * That openings in the structure surrounding the upper bunk be small enough to prevent passage of a tapered block having a base measuring 3.5 inches by 6.2 inches. * That openings in the end structures and the FHSA rule addresses hazards associated with bunk beds intended for use by children.