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CPSC Statement on Cardboard Baby Boxes

Cardboard boxes for babies are currently not subject to any mandatory safety standards.  These products do not meet the federal definition of a crib, bassinet, play yard, or handheld carrier.  CPSC staff is participating with a leading standards development organization, baby box manufacturers, child safety experts, and other stakeholders to include requirements for cardboard baby boxes within the bassinet voluntary standard.  As with all other infant sleeping areas, it is extremely important for parents and caregivers to remember: ‘Back to Sleep’ and ‘Bare is Best.’

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