Entries in Drop-Side (3)


New Generation of Safer Cribs Hit Stores Nationwide

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(WASHINGTON) -- A new generation of safer baby cribs will go on sale at retail stores across the U.S. Tuesday, thanks to a government rule that bans old drop-side cribs.

The new cribs will have fixed sides, preventing infants from getting their necks stuck as they could have with the drop-side models.  These older cribs have caused at least 32 infant deaths in the last decade, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The CPSC's Nychelle Flemming says "the new requirements include stopping the manufacture and sale of dangerous traditional drop-side cribs as well as making mattress supports and crib slats stronger, crib hardware more durable and also more rigorous safety testing."

Although companies can no longer produce or sell the drop-side cribs, that doesn't mean they've disappeared entirely.  Since 2007, the government has recalled over 11 million drop-side cribs.  If you want to check if your crib is on the recalled list, visit the CPSC's wesbite.

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CPSC Reissues Recall on over 985,000 Delta Drop-Side Cribs

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is once again recalling drop-side cribs made by Delta Enterprise Corp. after learning that a seven-month-old girl from Colorado became entrapped and suffocated in her recalled crib in 2009.

The latest recall affects more than 985,000 cribs and is a reissue of the original recall from October 2008.  It includes 49 models with "Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg" drop-side hardware.

The affected cribs were made in Taiwan and Indonesia and sold at major retailers like Kmart, Target and Walmart between January 1995 and December 2005.

The CPSC warns that missing safety pegs can cause the crib's drop-side rail to disengage from the track, creating a hazardous space in which an infant can become entrapped and suffocate.

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Ethan Allen Recalls Cribs Citing Child Injury

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Furniture chain Ethan Allen Friday announced a recall of its drop-side cribs citing entrapment, suffocation and fall hazards. 

The store and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urge consumers to stop using the product immediately.

The decision to recall was made after receiving reports that three children had recently been injured while in the crib.  Ethan Allen has said that consumers may contact any Ethan Allen store to obtain a free repair kit that will assist in immobilizing the drop-side rail mechanism.

In the meantime, Ethan Allen encourages consumers to use "an alternative sleeping environment."

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