CHOICE have shared that the majority of the latest cots to pass through safety testing labs are safe.

But it is still disappointing that out of 12 cots, four failed, with three posing serious safety issues.

One of these serious issues is the complete lack of markings on the cot which can lead to unsafe use, an issue which could be easily rectified by the manufacturer.

Between 2012–20, 57% of cots tested have failed to meet key safety requirements, a figure that has been gradually getting better.

CHOICE shared, “While all cots available in Australia should meet the mandatory safety standard, we’ve found many don’t.”

“Parents shouldn’t have to rely on a nonprofit consumer organisation like CHOICE to test products for safety and push individual businesses to fix products that are already on the market and endangering children.”

Amy Pereira, CHOICE’s product safety campaigner

Our latest test batch includes many of the big-name brands that you’ll see at retail stores, but despite these manufacturers finally lifting their game, dangerous cots remain on the market.

“Many of the cots that failed our safety tests in the past are still available for sale,” warns Kim Gilmour, who heads up our household product testing.

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