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The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has issued EN 16890:2017 Children’s furniture — Mattresses for cots and cribs — Safety requirements and test methods.

This standard specifies safety requirements and test methods for mattresses including mattress bases (cot base and a mattress combined in one component) and mattress toppers, used in children’s cots, travel cots, cribs and suspended baby beds, for domestic and non-domestic use.

Important dates are:

  • Date of Availability: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Announcement: August 31, 2017
  • Date of Publication: November 30, 2017


In addition to this, UK transposes this EN standard for mattresses used in cots and cribs with BS EN 16890:2017 Children’s furniture. Mattresses for cots and cribs. Safety requirements and test methods on September 11, 2017.


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