Three popular baby cot mattresses \'fail firmness safety tests\' designed to reduce the risk of suffocation and SIDS

2020/06/13
According to the choice of the consumer group, the popular crib mattress did not pass the mattress hardness safety test designed to reduce the risk of suffocation.
Choice called on the Australian Competition and Consumer Council (ACCC) to enforce a \"firmness test\", claiming that any too soft sleep surface could increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS.
The consumer group\'s test lab looked at 12 crib mattresses and found that products from childcare, Sealy and Love N Care failed to pass the hardness test, which has been voluntary since 2013.
Crib safety requirements for height and clearance around the mattress are currently mandatory, but the test method specified in the \"sleep surface-hardness test\" is not.
The voluntary mattress hardness test is also only available for mattresses that provide baby cots, not for those sold separately.
With the Australian Competition and Consumer Council going to review the mandatory Australian standards for cots this year, it\'s time to put the safety of our children first and ask for a \"firmness test, tom Godfrey, head of the media, said.
The selected product said that what failed their hardness test was the Love N Care Organic Aloe Vera Latex mattress worth $150, the $90 in-child Care Spring Breathable Mattress and the $250 Sealy
Terry Elchek tolldfairfax Mediathe, CEO of Love N Care, accepted the selection evaluation \"very seriously\" but did not agree.
However, the company has sent the product to other tests.
Spring Manufacturers in childcare say their third
The party\'s lab results show that it has reached the standard, but it has vowed to work hard to invest in improved products.
Sealy also told Fairfax that the company had conducted laboratory tests showing that its mattress had passed the hardness standard, but said it would review its crib mattress specifications immediately to address any potential changes and non-
Meet the standard \'.
CHOICE advises those who care about the mattresses they are currently using for a simple home test that will roughly show mattress\'s firmness in the guide to purchasing a crib mattress.
CHOICE has launched a petition calling on ACCC, the security regulator, to enforce the \"firmness test \".
Australian cots standards will be reviewed this year.
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