16 CFR 1508.4 - Spacing of crib components.
Title 16: Commercial PracticesCHAPTER II: CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION SUBCHAPTER C: FEDERAL HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES ACT REGULATIONS PART 1508: REQUIREMENTS FOR FULL-SIZE BABY CRIBS 1508.4 - Spacing of crib components. (a) The distance between components (such as slats, spindles, crib rods, and corner posts) shall not be greater than 6 centimeters (23/8 inches) at any point. Measurement of distance between contoured or irregular slats or spindles shall be done by a 6-centimeter wide by 10-centimeter high by 10-centimeter long (23/8-inch wide by 4-inch high by 4-inch long) rectangular block which shall not pass through the space. (b) The distance between such components shall not exceed 6.3 centimeters (21/2 inches) when a 9-kilogram (20-pound) direct force is applied in accordance with the test method in ? 1508.5. For contoured or irregular slats or spindles, the spacing shall not permit passage of a 6.3-centimeter wide by 8.2-centimeter high by 8.2-centimeter long (21/2-inch wide by 31/4-inch high by 31/4-inch long) rectangular block above and below the loading wedge when a 9-kilogram (20-pound) direct force is applied in accordance with said test method.