Pacific Rim Cribs Are Back

May 22, 2012

Filed under: Convertible Baby Cribs — Baby Eco Trends @ 12:31 pm

The wait is over & Pacific Rim baby cribs are back!  After passing a rigorous lab test by a federally certified, independent, third party lab, these solid western maple cribs are once again available.  That means they meet the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 16 CFR 1219 & 1220 mandatory standards.  PRW baby cribs also conform to the ASTM F1169-11 standards.

These cribs are available unfinished or finished with a tung oil, flax seed oil & varthane blend.  PRW cribs can be converted into a toddler bed and then a day bed.  Made of locally sourced materials, Pacific Rim Woodworking cribs combine value & safety with a very tiny footprint to bring you an affordable, green baby nursery.  Pacific Rim cribs are made in Oregon, USA.

Bunk Beds That Have Never Been Recalled

May 7, 2011

Filed under: Amish Baby Furniture,Product Reviews,Recalls — Baby Eco Trends @ 3:05 pm

On Friday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) & Dorel Asia recalled to repair bunk beds due to collapse & fall hazards after receiving reports of side rails cracking or breaking.  The bunk beds were made in Vietnam & sold through Walmart, Kmart & Target from 2004 to 2009 for about $190.  You can read the details here.

The pictures look nice & that price tag seems unbeatable.  But we can’t help think “If it sounds too good to be true, it is”.  How can a wooden bunk bed (two twin beds) traveling 6000-8000 miles or more retail for under $200?  After the material, labor, transportation/distribution & import costs are calculated, isn’t is safe to assume they would total more than $200 wholesale, not to mention the retail cost?  The logical conclusion is that a lot of short cuts are taken along the way and that’s what keeps the CPSC busy issuing recalls.

Like our solid wood baby cribs & furniture, all of our bunk beds, twin beds & children’s case goods are made in the USA.  All pieces in Baby Eco Trends baby & children’s furniture collections are bench crafted by expert builders.  Our furniture builders do not simply nail pieces together, but rather use joinery that requires true craftsmanship.  Each piece is fully inspected by the shop owner before it is approved for shipping.

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The materials used in our solid wood baby furniture, bunk beds, twin beds & children’s case goods are sourced in the USA from responsibly managed forests.  The glues & adhesives are non toxic, formaldehyde free & water based; water based paints are available and stains are the lowest VOC available.

Our furniture builders do not count on mass production & volume sales but rather satisfied customers that refer family & friends.  They take great pride in adhering to old fashioned woodworking techniques & standards and build their furniture to last several lifetimes.  Baby Eco Trends baby furniture & children’s furniture is made of the highest quality materials available and have never been subject to recalls.  When you see the quality for yourself, it becomes obvious why.

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