Another dangerous product recall by Federal Regulators last Thursday may signal the end of drop-side cribs that most of us have known and used for decades. According to an article by the Chicago Tribune, the Feds recalled another two million drop-side cribs. The moveable sides that raise and lower, making it easier to access babies have repeatedly malfunctioned leading to numerous tragedies around the country. The problem with these cribs is that when the sides separate from the crib, babies’ bodies can slip into the resulting gap. Their heads can get trapped and they have been known to hang to death or suffocate. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 32 children died when their drop-side cribs malfunctioned and another 14 babies’ deaths may be linked to these cribs.
According to the article, more than 250 consumers have reported that the side rails failed on these cribs which were manufactured between 2000 and 2009.
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