The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has created a Q&A blog to help answer parents’ questions about the safety of their cribs. I don’t think this is going to be a big debate for our community. I just wanted to get the information out there for parents who might have questions.
From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Web site:
“Since 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled almost 7 million cribs. More than 6 million of those have drop sides.
In December, the group that develops voluntary manufacturing standards for cribs, ASTM, revised their standard to no longer allow the sale of cribs that have a traditional drop side. Then, Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and CPSC staff called upon the industry to do even more and create a true state-of-the-art crib standard.
In a two-day workshop on Jan. 19 and 20, ASTM made good progress toward that end. Chairman Tenenbaum has reported to Congress that new mandatory rules for cribs will be established this year.
Understandably, many parents are concerned about crib safety and want answers.”
Click on this link to read the Q&A. They even have photos to help explain the problems. There will be a part II soon, and I will link to that also.