Materials

Our cribs, dressers and changers are made of New Zealand pine wood from sustainable forests. This is one of the most sustainable and renewable wood resources, and its forests are expanding, increasing total wood production annually. Some of the panels of our products also use CARB II compliant MDF and 100% wood veneers.

Stains & Paints

Our products are finished in a non-toxic multi-step staining and painting process. The paint used for all of our products are formaldehyde and lead safe; the formaldehyde level for all of our furniture is undetectable. Paint is considered safe when it has toxic materials under 300 parts per million (ppm). In order for a company to claim low toxicity, it must have no more than 90 ppm. Million Dollar Baby Classic products come in at less than 2 ppm. We perform annual paint tests in order to maintain consistent quality, exceeding U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations. In addition, Million Dollar Baby Classic products have low VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

 

  • Our products are all formaldehyde and lead safe; the formaldehyde level for all of our furniture is undetectable.
  • Paint is considered safe when it has toxic materials under 300 parts per million (ppm). In order for a company to claim low toxicity, it must have no more than 90 ppm. Million Dollar Baby Classic products come in at less than 2ppm.
  • We perform annual paint tests in order to maintain consistent quality, exceeding U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations.

Certifications and Standards

  • CPSIA Section 101

Full-Size Cribs

  • Metal inserts with lock washers and self-locking nuts are used, instead of wood screws. 16 CFR 1219, ASTM F1169
  • As required, slats are a maximum of 2 3/8" apart. Each slat withstands at least 135lbs of pressure, exceeding the minimum of 80 lbs. 16 CFR 1219, ASTM F1169
  • After third party testing, 25% of our full-size crib models are tested quarterly to adhere to all guidelines.

Certifications and Standards

  • ASTM F1169
  • 16 CFR 1219
  • SOR/2010-261 certified (some cribs)

Tips

  • Stop using our full-size cribs when your child begins to climb or reaches 35"
  • Crib mattresses should be at least 51.625"L x 27.25"W, with thickness not exceeding 6"

Changers & Dressers

  • All of our changing tables and dressers include an optional anti-tip kit, to help secure the item to the wall as a form of safety enhancement.
  • Some of the major requirements for Changer and Dresser standards include testing for structural integrity, tip-proof stability with anti-tip kit, barriers, entrapment and enclosed openings and shelves. ASTM F2388, ASTM F2057

Certifications and Standards

  • ASTM F2388 (changing tables)
  • ASTM F2057 (dressers)

Tips

  • Our changing tables have a maximum weight capacity of 30 lbs

Upholstered Seating

  • All material and finishes are lead safe
  • The foam used is Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) free

Certifications and Standards

  • CPSIA Section 101
  • CPSIA Section 108 : Phthalates
  • TB116 - Flame Retardance of Upholstered Furniture
  • TB117 - Flame Retardance of Resilient Filling Materials

Testing and Quality Control

  • All our products are sent to a 3rd party CPSC-certified lab for testing to ensure compliance with ASTM standards.
  • After third party testing, 25% of our full-size crib models are tested quarterly to adhere to all guidelines.
  • We perform annual paint tests in order to maintain consistent quality, exceeding U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations.
  • We have created our own rigorous quality control program to stay ahead of industry standards. A quality control team at our production site individually checks and hand packs each piece to ensure the highest quality of craftsmanship before products leave our factory doors. Items are inspected and assembled again by another team upon arrival in the US.

GREENGUARD Gold Certification

The GREENGUARD Gold seal certifies that our furniture has been independently tested and verified to meet rigorous standards for chemical emissions and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as formaldehyde or phthalates.

 

GREENGUARD Gold offers some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of VOCs into indoor air which can be a major source of indoor air pollution and may contribute to health problems in children such as asthma and allergies. Products carrying the seal have been tested for over 10,000 chemicals and more than 360 VOCs and certified as low-emitting by this independent, trusted 3rd party.

California Proposition 65

What is the California Proposition 65 Warning?

 

California Proposition 65 requires warning labels on products that could possibly contain any of the more than 800 chemicals or materials that the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) considers harmful. This list includes a multitude of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals. The listed chemicals may also be used in manufacturing and construction, or they may be byproducts of chemical processes.

 

Since there is always a possibility that our products or packaging materials could have been exposed to some of the hundreds of materials listed in Prop 65, we must include this warning below on select products:

 

"WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Antimony trioxide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Ethylene glycol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov."

 

The products that require this warning are pads, mattresses, and products that come with cushions or pad. In the case of cradles, mini cribs, and changers, the warning is regarding the included pad, and not the furniture. We can assure you that all our cribs and wooden furniture are tested to meet all required CPSC and ASTM standards, which include testing for formaldehyde, phthalates, heavy metals such as lead, and other at-risk substances.

 

As a family company committed to safety, we test all our products on a yearly basis to ensure that they are safe to use. Our products meet current CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) standards and CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) 101 and 108. These acts regulate lead and phthalate levels in children’s products, and all our products are lead and phthalate safe.

 

We are compliant with the most current voluntary standards and federal regulations, and even have our own safety metrics that go well beyond State and Federal requirements. Please rest assured that at Million Dollar Baby Classic, we will always continue to strive for the very best in quality and safety for your family.