Despite having certification to say they pass legal requirements, a large number of the products we tested consistently fail to meet the mandatory standard, the voluntary standard, or both:
◦ Portable cots (60 tested from 2011–2018): 98% or 59 failed
◦ Strollers (129 tested from 2012–2018): 91% or 118 failed
◦ Cots (139 tested from 2012–2017): 68% or 94 failed
Some of these tested products carry risks of strangulation, suffocation or finger, limb, neck and head entrapment, while others may allow a baby to fall out onto the ground or pierce their skin on sharp protruding edges.
The failures are categorised as:
◦ very minor (for example, warning labels not present)
◦ minor (for example, sharp edges, finger entrapment hazards)
◦ serious (for example, suffocation or strangulation hazards).