Some important recall news to pass along to you today:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted to ban drop-side cribs in the agency’s first across-the-board overhaul of regulations for infant beds in almost three decades.
This follows a slew of recent crib recalls involving more than 9 million drop-down cribs over the past five years. The latest recall comes from Pottery Barn who has just announced a voluntary recall of the entire collection of their drop-side cribs – in all models and all colors sold from 1999 through early 2010.
Drop-side cribs have been popular because one side can be raised or lowered on tracks, providing parents with easier access to the bed, however, infants can suffocate or be strangled when the hardware fails and a side detaches. The new CPSC rules would ban the manufacture, sale and resale of drop-side cribs in the US – it would even outlaw drop-side cribs at motels, hotels and childcare facilities.