Sunday, May 23, 2010

Drop-Side Crib Alert: Did Everyone See This?

Congress is moving to ban drop-side cribs, which have caused a number of infant deaths when the mechanisms malfunctioned. But the cribs will still be available in stores for a while as well as on eBay, so we wanted to make sure our readers heard about the malfunctions!

The article by Jennifer C. Kerr Move afoot in Congress to ban drop-side cribs gives details on the crib deaths:
The baby crib, usually a safe haven for little ones, became a death trap for 6-month-old Bobby Cirigliano. The side rail on his drop-side crib slid off the tracks and trapped his head and neck between the mattress and the malfunctioning side rail. His face pressed against the mattress, the boy suffocated.

We encourage everyone to read the full article and pass along the information!

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