Over 2 million drop-side cribs recalled by seven manufacturers

Gee, another drop-side crib recall… I previously commented on drop-side cribs not being safe in my post on Baby gear: don’t waste your money on these items, and it seems that recalls just keep coming in. Nine million drop-side cribs have been recalled over the past five years. CPSC staff has determined drop-side cribs generally have a tendency to be less structurally sound than cribs with four fixed sides. CPSC is considering making drop-side cribs illegal in the future, and at this point, it seems like a good idea.

Drop-side crib recall

June 23, 2010, Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing voluntary recalls of more than two million cribs to address drop-side hazards and other hazards that affect the safety of young children. The recalling firms are providing consumers with free repair kits to immobilize the drop sides or other remedies. Do not attempt to fix these cribs with homemade remedies.

The drop-side and fixed-side crib recalls announced today are of units manufactured between 2000 and 2009 by the companies listed below. Consumers should contact these firms directly for the appropriate remedy:

Visit CPSC’s Crib Information Center for more information on Crib Safety and Recalls.

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