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Design Features
  • Dual locking mechanisms to avoid inadvertent release of locks & subsequent collapse of sides
  • Inbuilt mattress
  • Breathability zones around base of cot
  • No detachable small parts
  • No toxic parts that are accessible to a child within the portacot
  • No shearing or pinching points, when cot being dismantled or assembled
  • Portacots cannot be dismantled by infants
  • Visible warning labels
Hazards to be aware of
  • Suffocation: The introduction of additional mattresses and/or cushioning can create potential gaps due to the flexible sides of a portacot. NEVER use additional mattresses or cushioning
  • Breathability: The latest standard published in 2010, introduced new requirements for a breathability zone around the base of the portacot of 100mm height to minimise the possibility of suffocation
  • Small Parts: Make sure there are no detachable small parts
  • Shearing or Pinching Points: Portacots are designed to avoid these hazards but consumers should take care when assembling or disassembling the portacot
  • Portacots should not be able to be dismantled by infants or young siblings
  • Visible warning labels should always be read prior to use
Environment
  • Avoid introducing extra mattresses, toys or pillows
  • Use only mattress provided
  • Secure mattress to base using straps provided
  • Don't place near curtain or blind cords

USE ONLY THE MATTRESS SUPPLIED OR RECOMMEND BY THE MANUFACTURER. INCORRECT MATTRESSES CAN CAUSE DEATH