Drop-side Cribs Will be Banned, Says Regulator

by Rajshri on  May 8, 2010 at 9:55 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
The Consumer Product Safety Commission chief has vowed to ban drop-side cribs after reports indicated that at least 32 kids have died due to strangulation or suffocation during the last 10 years.
 Drop-side Cribs Will be Banned, Says Regulator
Drop-side Cribs Will be Banned, Says Regulator

Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairwoman Inez Tenenbaum said that the manufacture and sale of such cribs would be banned. These drop-side cribs are a major fixture in American nurseries.

These cribs are a danger because the constant stress of raising and lowering a crib's side can weaken or break hardware, resulting in falls. Over 7 million drop-side cribs have been recalled by the commission to date and more recalls are on the anvil.

Source: Medindia

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