Consumer Product Safety Commission to Announce New Crib Recall

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will announce one of the biggest crib recalls in US history tomorrow, according to CBS sources. The cribs in question have dropdown sides, which can injure babies. The CBS Early Show reports:

The CPSC says it has no doubt that dangerous and recalled cribs are being used in homes right now in America. …Now, reports “Early Show” Consumer Correspondent Susan Koeppen, there is a major push to ban those types of cribs.

Koeppen advises that parents who have a crib in their home that has dropdown sides check to see whether it’s already been recalled. The CPSC suggests checking the hardware to see if it seems solid. Feel the side rail: If you can move it back and forth, that can be dangerous. And stop using the side rail: Don’t put it up and down anymore.

The CPSC will release full details of the recall tomorrow.

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  • Storkcraft is no longer just in the crib business – it is in the child safety business. The company is taking the right steps by issuing the recall, but there are steps both Storkcraft and its customers can take to ensure that this is an effective recall. Mike Rozembajgier talks about this in more detail here: