Mandatory and voluntary safety standards for cribs have been around for years. But children are still dying in crib related accidents. There are plenty of cribs on the market, from the moderately priced to high end designs. But most crib deaths involved older products that don't typically meet industry standards. Store owners say all new baby beds are supposed to meet those requirements.. and should be labeled as such.
"There's an industry certification by the juvenile product manufacturers association, the JPMA they have a label that will be either on the crib or inside at the retail locations and you can see if the crib is certified. that's a very important thing to look for." says store owner Katherine Shah.