Safety is our top priority at Casa Kids. We design and build our pieces to not only comply with guidelines listed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) but to exceed them. Our finishes are water-based, non-toxic, and safe for toys. The surfaces of our plywood are rolled with an acrylic based coating, it is UV cured and have no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds). The edges are hand-brushed with a natural wax oil that provides a smooth finish.
To maintain the safety of your furniture please remember to tighten the screws yearly. We like to do this at the same time as kids return to school; it's an easy way to remember.
Cribs can pose a risk to babies when designed improperly leading to suffocation or other injuries. To avoid injury by law cribs must abide by the following regulations:
Additional ways to keep your baby safe and prevent suffocation in their crib is to avoid using any bedding in the crib (no pillows, quilts, or comforters). Only use a fitted sheet that snuggly wraps around the mattress. Don't let your baby sleep with any stuffed animal in their bed or toys. Finally, make sure not to drape any clothing or fabric over a rail as they can fall into the crib.
A bunk bed is defined as a bed whose mattress support is over 30 inches from the floor. A loft bed is an elevated bed with open space underneath and the same rules apply for them. All elevated beds (bunk beds and loft beds) are only to be used for children age 6 and up. Bunk beds can be configured with either stairs or a ladder, we always recommend stairs if space can accommodate. Stairs are easier for children to navigate rather than a ladder, and we can even add carpet to stairs to ensure they are non slip.
Storage drawers within stairs always have cutouts that allow the drawer face to remain flat instead of protruding pulls that can make them trip or catch on their clothes. Our ladders feature large cut-outs that are easy to grip for climbing. We recommend adding a nightlight in the room so if your child on the top bunk needs to get up in the middle of the night they can more easily navigate the ladder or stairs.
Most injuries result from children playing, jumping, leaning over or walking on a bunk bed. Rules forbidding play on elevated beds should be discussed with children to avoid injury.
Shelves above an elevated bed should be avoided as it can encourage standing on the bed. If you do add a shelf, make sure it is shallow and places away from their head.
All elevated bed must abide by the following guidelines as stated by CSPC 16 CRF Parts 1213, 1500, and 1513:
Furniture tip-over can occur when children are playing, climbing, or fall against dressers and other cabinets. The common accident happens when kids open all the drawers of a dresser and it tips forward. While it is important to teach our children to not climb the furniture or ask for help when reaching for something, we take precautions to prevent injury and possible death. All dresses, bookshelves, or other storage units should be anchored to a wall, preventing the furniture from falling onto the child.
CPCS reports an estimated 27,100 furniture tip-over related injuries annually and about 46% of those injured are children under 18. Most at risk are younger children under 6.