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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, has updated its crib selection to include only stationary side cribs.

To view the CPSC press release, go to

For the CPSC Crib Information Center, go to

For the CPSC list of recalled cribs, go to

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