Effective Tuesday, cribs cannot be gifted, donated or re-sold without passing strict quality checks following new crib safety rules imposed in the U.S.
Susan Cirigliano, the lady who championed hard for this regulation, is choked with emotion as she recalled that fateful day in 2004 when she lost her child Bobby due to an accident in a defective crib. "I know times are tough, but I always felt like the price of a crib is minuscule compared to the price of your child's life," Susan said.
Tribune investigations and surveys found that cribs otherwise thought to be safe for children turned out to be deathtraps for some, mainly due to defects in the crib.
The recent regulations on cribs have taken care of all the major hazards that have led to many infant deaths. According to the new rules, second-hand markets for cribs will no longer be allowed. Cribs cannot be re-sold without passing strict quality standards. The 'drop sides' cribs is now banned after they have been found dangerous for babies.