How are our cots tested?
All our cots undergo several different tests to ensure they are safe to use. First, they are inspected for any protruding parts, loose parts or fittings, and sharp edges. Then, all gaps and openings between spindles and the slats in the cot base are measured. The cot is tested with impact and pressure tests for strength, stability and durability and to ensure that the spindles will not twist or rotate from their position and create potentially hazardous openings. The cot base is also tested. For example, in a test for the European market, we subject the cot base to impact from a 10kg weight that is dropped 1,000 times from five different positions.