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Friday, December 17, 2010

CPSC Updates: Girl's Clothing Recalled & No More Drop-Side Cribs

If you think you have the following item(s), click through to the CPSC press release for more details:

Girls’ Hooded Zip Jacket and Vest Sets with Drawstrings Recalled By Splendid Due to Strangulation Hazard - Click through for an additional photo.

Also, the CPSC has approved new crib safety standards, which will go into effect in June 2011. The new mandatory crib standards will: (1) stop the manufacture and sale of dangerous, traditional drop-side cribs; (2) make mattress supports stronger; (3) make crib hardware more durable; and (4) make safety testing more rigorous.

I understand the safety reasons for eliminating drop-side cribs, but I now feel sorry for all of the parents who will have to drop their babies into the crib. (You can put a stool next to the crib but honestly, that's a safety hazard too because you're so tired that you're guaranteed to misstep occasionally.)

Stay on top of recalls by signing up for recall notifications by email at the CPSC web site.

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  • At 12/18/10, 7:01 AM, Blogger Camille said…

    They recall hoodies more than they do drop side cribs, but they haven't banned the sale of those!


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