At Dadsbunkbeds.com we take safety and reliability very seriously. Though bunk beds help to maximize space, any bed design also comes with a level of risk. We recommend that all customers exercise supervision when bunk beds are being used in order to ensure that proper use of the safety features incorporated in each design is being utilized.
All bunk beds from DadsBunkBeds.com follow the safety guidelines set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Division (CPSD) and the American Society for Testing and Materials. The safety guidelines and recommendations may be viewed in its entirety by visiting the links listed above. Some of the rules set forth include but are not limited to: guardrails for the top bunk should be 5" or more above the top bunk mattress, proper mattress size/height as disclosed in the above CPSC document link, and many other detailed specifications to help ensure safety.
Please make sure the that area or room which your bunk bed will be placed has enough vertical space to accommodate. For the sake of safety, it is that responsibility of the customer to ensure that each bunk bed is put together according to the instruction manual and prohibit any and all "rough and tumble" play on or near the bunk bed. All bunk beds come with a roll-out slat kit for support and safety, in addition to being built out of solid durable pine wood.
At DadsBunkBeds.com, we recommend that you adhere to the CPSD guidelines as disclosed in the above link and that you keep in mind that by following the below suggestions, you are helping to ensure your child's safety when using a bunk bed.
Adult supervision of children's use of bunk beds No more than 1 person on the top bunk Children under the age of 6 should not use the top bunk in any way Guard rails must be used on both side of the bunk bed, even for bunk beds pushed against a wall Upper bunk should use guard rails Allow at least a minimum of 3 feet space between the top bunk and ceiling Use the proper sized mattress for the bunks Use the slat kit (provided) to properly support the mattress Mattress and foundation should be a least 5 inches below the top of the installed guardrail No "rough and tumble" play on or around the bunk bed Use the ladder or steps provided when accessing the top bunk Except for the ladder, never attach or hang items on the bunk bed. i.e. belts, ropes, hooks, etc.
By following the guidelines set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Division and the above mentioned safety suggestions, you are protecting the safety of those who use your bunk bed and helping to ensuring safe use of your purchase.