Bunk Bed King - Guide to Bunk Bed Safety.
Bunk beds can be a great choice to maximize space in a fun way, but the raised design comes with a certain amount of risk. Every bunk bed model we sell has been tested by an independent laboratory to ensure it is in compliance with the ASTM F-1427-06 "Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bunk Beds", the government code of federal regulations for Entrapment Hazards in Bunk Beds and the Government code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1513 - Requirements for Bunk Beds. Once you have bought a bunk bed that conforms to safety standards, it is up to you to ensure that the bunk bed is put together properly and safely and to prohibit horseplay on or near the beds.
- An adult should always supervise children's use of bunk beds
- Children under 6 years of age should not be on the top bunk
- Make sure that the room you plan to put the bunk bed in is tall enough to accommodate it
- Use guard rails on both sides of upper bunk
- Use only the proper size mattress as recommended by the manufacturer
- Ensure the thickness of the mattress and foundation combined is at least 5 inches below the top of the guardrails
- Prohibit more than one person on the upper bunk
- Prohibit horseplay on or under the beds
- Always use the ladder for entering and leaving the upper bunk
- Never attach or hang items to any part of the bunk bed that are not designed for use with the bed. For example, but not limited to, hooks, belts and jump ropes
Bunk Bed King wants your child to be safe, and with that in mind we include wooden slats with every bed we sell so that the mattress is secure with no need for a bunkie board or bunkie mattress. Additionally, our bunks are made out of solid pine wood, rather than particle board or MDF, for added safety and sturdiness. Need more information - please check our guides for Choosing a Bunk Bed and Bunk Bed Assembly