Several cradles recalled due to safety concerns
On May 5, 2021, the US Consumer Commission (CPSC) issued a mandatory recall of a Kolcraft baby bassinet, recall number: 21-125.
Reason for the recall: Infants have been reported to have been turned from their backs to their stomachs or sides, or in other cases, to death when using other manufacturers' reclining sleep products.
On June 4, CPSC recalled two more Fisher-Price baby bassinets.
The cradle below was responsible for the deaths of four infants between April 2019 and February 2020, according to the CPSC.
The babies were reported to be lying unrestrained on their cradles, only to be found lying on their backs. The four babies who died were an 11-week-old in Colorado, a 2-month-old in Vada, a 2-month-old in Michigan and a 4-month-old in Missouri.
Another Fisher-Price baby bassinet, although not involved in an accident, has also been recalled due to safety concerns.
Baby cradles have frequent accidents, and their safety has received great attention. CPSC has begun to strictly review cradle products.
What safety standards do sellers need to pass for cradle products exported to the United States and sold on Amazon?
Cradle product testing standards
What testing should be done for baby bassinet products?
Exporting cradle products to the United States, listing on Amazon, etc., must meet the following specific regulations or standards:
|cradle||●ASTM F2194 – 16e1 and ●CPSIA (lead, phthalates)|
In addition to ASTM F2194-16e1, there are other safety standards for cradles exported to the United States, but the test report of ASTM F2194-16e1 standard is required for listing on Amazon.
Examples of cradle products:
A bassinet is a small bed that provides sleeping space for a baby. It is supported by freestanding legs, a wheeled base, a fixed frame or a stand. The bassinet is designed to have a sleeping surface that is less than or equal to 10 degrees from the horizontal.
baby bassinet example
A bassinet is a small bed designed to provide sleeping space for an infant. It is supported by a rocking base or can swing relative to a fixed base. The bassinet is designed to have the sleeping surface less than or equal to 10 degrees from horizontal when at rest (in a non-rocking position).
Cradle Crib Example
Information to prepare for Amazon on the cradle
Amazon's policy requires that Cradle-type products sold through Amazon.com must meet specified certification standards. If Amazon contacts you, please submit the following information to lifesafetyequipment@:
● your company name (if applicable) and seller ID;
● your contact information: email address and telephone number;
● a list of all the cradles you have listed;
● Product images of all cradles and cradles you list. Images must contain all relevant information:
· Security information and registration cards
· Compliance marking (including tracking labels)
·Product hazard warning
● any product descriptions and/or manuals for all cradles and cradles you have listed;
● Children's Product Certificates (CPCs) for all cradles and cradles you list;
●A test report from a CPSC accredited laboratory confirming that each product has been tested in accordance with the above regulations/standards.
Penalties for Policy Violations
Penalties for no test report
If the cradles exported to the United States, Canada and other countries fail to pass the corresponding tests, they may be fined, the goods are detained by the customs, and the products sold are forced to be recalled.
E-commerce platforms such as Amazon require that cradles sold on their platforms must upload relevant product test reports. If products without relevant certification are randomly checked, they will face product removal or fines!
If you do not provide the required information by the applicable deadline, Amazon may:
·Delete related product information
Suspend your permission to add new items and/or post items
· Withhold any money due to you
· File a lawsuit
ps: The test report must contain images of the tested product, including packaging, compliance markings, warning labels and age ratings (if applicable). The product image on the test report must show that the product is identical compared to the product image on the detail page.
In recent years, cradle products have frequently encountered safety problems and have been recalled or punished by CPSC or Health Canada. Sellers are requested to do corresponding safety tests before exporting products to ensure the safety of products. risk and cause heavy losses.
For more import and export product testing and certification related content, welcome to consult the technical staff of Wuxiang to help understand.