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Drop-Side Crib Warning Issued (5-10-10) 05.14.2010

Drop-Side Crib Warning Issued (5-10-10)

On May 7, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning on drop-side cribs.  Since 2000, 32 infant and toddler deaths have been reported as the result of suffocation or strangulation caused by drop-side cribs.  In the last 5 years, CPSC has issued 11 recalls involving 7 million drop-side cribs.  If you are using a drop-side crib, contact the manufacturer for instructions on making the drop-side stationary.  If you are shopping for a new crib, nestingmode.com has updated its crib selection to include only stationary side cribs.

To view the CPSC press release, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10225.html

For the CPSC Crib Information Center, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/info/cribs/index.html

For the CPSC list of recalled cribs, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10225.html

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