Federal law requires that bunk beds comply with the bunk bed standard and with additional requirements, including those of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The mandatory standard for bunk beds came into effect on 7 April 2005. It covers specific construction, design and labelling requirements for bunk beds. The top bunk of a bunk bed may be lined with safety rails to keep the user from rolling out and falling to the floor while sleeping. Safety and other standards for bunk beds are specified by: the European Committee for Standardization standard BS EN 747-1:2007; ASTM International standard ASTM F1427-07; Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand standard AS/NZS 4220:2003; International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 9098-1:1994.
A fact sheet that details the minimum requirements for bunk bed guardrails. Since June 19, 2000, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has required all new bunk beds that are manufactured for non-institutional use to have guardrails that comply with CPSC Safety Standard for Bunk Beds. Bunk beds sold in the UK need to conform with the British Safety Standard number BS EN 747:1993 (in the past, this was BS 6998:1998). The standard, ASTM F1427, Consumer Safety Specification for Bunk Beds, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee F15.30 on Bunk Beds, which is part of ASTM International Committee F15 on Consumer Products.
The Bunk Beds (Entrapment Hazards) (Safety) Regulations 1987. 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. You can access our archived information about bunk bed safety in short-term rental accommodation. These safety standards now apply.
Bunk Bed Guardrail Requirements
Bunk bed and loft bed usage is, due to their elevated design, associated with a certain amount of risk; each year thousands of children under age 15 receive medical care for injuries related to bunk beds. The first thing you need to make sure is that the product you intend to buy complies with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards;