100% Solid Wooden Cribs!

Most of our full sized cribs are made of 100% solid wood.  However, our cribs with drawers do contain MDF, as the drawer bottom board is made of CARB 2 compliant MDF.

 

The majority of our cribs are constructed of New Zealand pine wood, one of the most sustainable and renewable wood resources available.

 

All juvenile products are required by federal law to abide by the rules of the CPSC in order for them to be sold to consumers.  All of our cribs are manufactured to comply with the federal guidelines and standards set forth by the CPSC, as well as the ASTM (American Society of Testing Materials).

 

MDB products have achieved either “non-detected” or < 10 ppm results for lead content and surface coating testing, which JPMA mandates should be below 90 ppm or 100ppm respectively.

 

Our products test at “non-detected” for phthalates, which must be below 0.1%

 

Have more questions? Submit a request

22 Comments

  • 0
    Avatar
    Jessica Yang

    I just received my crib, and while I was tryign to assemble it, I notice one of the headboard says its MDF!!!  on the website it says it is solid wood, I feel deceived!!!

  • 0
    Avatar
    Jessica Yang

    No, this crib is not 100% solid wood, I am very pissed and disappointed!!! Feels betrays, on the main frame of the crib says it is MDF and also has formaldehyde, just not exceed california standard! I contact babysrus, and the customer support told me the MDF could've made from solidwood, I can't believe a big company like this thinks it can get away lieing to customers.  I am returing the crib the first thing tomorrow for sure!

  • 0
    Avatar
    Eric Jump

    Hey Jessica,

    Which crib do you have?  Please contact me so that we can discuss this.

    Thanks,

    Eric

    323-728-8988

  • 0
    Avatar
    Eric Jump

    Hi Jessica,

    Thanks for contacting us; I'm glad that we were able to discuss these concerns. 

    By law, this label is required when any part of an item is MDF.  The Mercer Crib (M6801) contains only one thin piece of MDF, used in the construction of the bottom panel for the under-drawer, the rest of the crib is solid pine wood.  I apologize for the confusion that this has caused and I will work to get this information communicated more clearly.

    Feel free to contact us anytime!

    Thanks again,

    Eric

  • 0
    Avatar
    Vicki

    How is the Mercer put together?  Glue?  Hardware?  Also, you talk about the paint you use being very low ppm, but what about stain?  (I'm assuming the Espresso color is a stain and not a paint.)  What do you use to seal the stain?  Thanks!  

    Vicki

  • 0
    Avatar
    The MDB Family Customer Service

    It's with hardware that's mostly "hidden."  The paint and stain are from the same supplier so they are all low ppm and nearly detectable!

     

    Thanks!

  • 0
    Avatar
    Vicki

    Just to clarify--there's no glue?  And what goes over the stain to seal it?

  • 0
    Avatar
    jami s

    For some reason my comment was deleted.  How weird.  I noticed the board under the mattress of the alpha mini rocking crib is mdf, not real wood.  Was the mdf tested for formaldehyde and what were the results?  Thank you.

  • 0
    Avatar
    jami s

    Also, does the emily mini crib have any mdf or is that one solid wood.  I need to know which one to order.  Thank you!

  • 0
    Avatar
    Hilary Brown

    Hi Jami-

    I emailed you directly about this issue.  I apologize if you did not receive it!  I also apologize for the miscommunication on our part. Our full sized cribs are all 100% wood, except for the ones that contain a drawer. The mini cribs do no thave a spring frame, so the mattress support is made of MDF.  Thus, the Emily mini crib does have MDF.  

    However, we are very happy to inform you that Million Dollar Baby products are all formaldehyde safe and are completely non-toxic. Our products have met strict Japanese and European standards on formaldehyde emissions. We also meet current CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) regulations regarding formaldehyde emissions.

    All juvenile products are required by federal law to abide by the rules of the CPSC in order for them to be sold to consumers. All of our cribs are manufactured to comply with the federal guidelines and standards set forth by the CPSC, as well as the ASTM (American Society of Testing Materials).

     

  • 0
    Avatar
    jami s

    Thank you Hilary.  Are your mini cribs certified by JPMA?  Also, when you say "formaldehyde safe" do you mean there is no formaldehyde used in the mdf?  I know some mdf is made without formaldehyde but some is made with it.  Which mdf do you use? 

    Thanks,

  • 0
    Avatar
    Hilary Brown

    Hi Jami-

    The mini cribs are not JPMA certified, but  with that being said, please keep in mind that our cribs meet the most current federal standards.  It would be unusual for any testing lab to assert that a material would be "free" of any compound, but we are proud that our formaldehyde levels for all of our furniture is UNDETECTABLE.  Safety is our number one priority and the materials used in our furniture are among the cleanest and safest in the industry.  In other words our standards have and always will be better than the standards of the market. 

    Thanks,

    Hilary

  • 0
    Avatar
    jami s

    Thanks Hilary, this certainly makes me feel better.  So it's safe to say that the entire alpha mini rocking crib was tested and the levels for formaldehyde were undetectable including that of the mdf board? 

    Jami

  • 0
    Avatar
    Hilary Brown

    Hi Jami-

    Yes, formaldehyde is undetectable in ALL of our furniture including the Alpha Mini Rocker and other items with MDF.  All MDF found in our products are from CARB certified manufacturers and are indeed safe.

    I hope that this helps to put some of your worries to rest.

    Happy Holidays!

    -Hilary

  • 0
    Avatar
    jami s

    Thanks Hilary.  Besides the board under the mattress, is he rest of the alpha mini rocking crib 100% solid pine wood? Has formamide been tested in the mini cribs? I appreciate your help.

    Jami

  • 0
    Avatar
    Hilary Brown

    Hi Jami-

    Only the mattress support board is MDF, the rest of the Alpha Mini Rockking crib is 100% solid pine wood. 

    Formamide is not regulated by California Air Resources Board.  CARB requirements only regulate Formaldehyde emission.  However, our products are safe and CARB certified. 

    Thanks,

    Hilary

  • 0
    Avatar
    Johanna Clarke

    Are the Babyletto and DaVinci Cribs also 100% wood? I am looking for a very simple-looking crib that contains NO MDF, under $400. Would be interested to see what you recommend.

  • 0
    Avatar
    Hilary Brown

    Hi Johanna-

    I apologize for my slow response.  All of our full size cribs, including Babyletto and DaVinci cribs, which do not have a drawer, are made of 100% solid wood.  Those that have drawers contain a panel made of MDF.

  • 0
    Avatar
    Jessica Trygstad

    Where are your cribs manufactured?

  • 0
    Avatar
    Hilary Brown

    Hi Jessica-

    Our furniture is manufactured, under the highest standards in Taiwan and China. Please keep in mind, all juvenile products are required by federal law to abide by the rules of the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) in order for them to be sold to consumers. All of our cribs are manufactured to comply with the federal guidelines and standards set forth by the CPSC, as well as the ASTM (American Society of Testing Materials).

  • 0
    Avatar
    Mandi

    Hi,

    This is very helpful, but I'd like more specific information on MDF used in the DaVinci Parker collection, please. I gather that the drawer with the crib contains MDF, but does the dresser or changing table contain MDF? There was no mention of whether shelving without a drawer (as in the Parker changing table) would contain MDF. Thank you in advance!

  • 0
    Avatar
    Daniel Gebretensai

    Hi Mandi-

    Yes, the same thing would apply to the drawers as well.

    The drawer bottoms and back panel will be MDF.

    The Parker Changing table will have MDF in the side panels, top panel and back panel.

    Hope this helps.

     

Please sign in to leave a comment.
Powered by Zendesk