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NZWTA introduces test for infant sleep surfaces

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International research has identified a correlation between infant mortality and overly-soft sleep surfaces. Expert advice often specifies a firm sleep surface without quantifying a minimum acceptable firmness. NZWTA Ltd can now conduct testing of infant sleep surfaces in accordance with International Standards to measure the firmness of any product.

The Standard AS/NZS 8811.1:2013 evaluates the firmness of infant furniture items where an infant may be expected to fall asleep horizontally. Such items mainly relate to mattresses although include prams, infant cocoons sleep mats, bassinets, carrycots etc. The test measures the indentation of the sleep surface using apparatus that simulates an infant’s head.

If you are involved with the manufacturing or sale of infant’s sleeping surfaces, independent testing can provide evidence that products will not inadvertently contribute to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Source: NZWTA


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