Government to Vote on New Cribs Standards Amid Deaths

This handout photo provided by the Johns family, taken in March of 2005, shows then-eight-month-old Liam Johns at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif. The next month, Liam died when his drop-side crib malfunctioned. Credit: AP
Drop-side cribs have come under scrutiny in recent years because of malfunctioning hardware, sometimes cheaper plastics, or misassembly problems that can lead to the drop-side rail partially detaching from the crib.

Product Recall: Cribs

Credit: CPSC
There has been yet another recall of cribs. This time, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is working with Dorel Asia SRL, of Barbados, to announce a voluntary recall to replace drop side and non-drop side cribs that pose suffocat...

Product Recall: Even More Drop-Side Cribs

Caramia Furniture and Mother Hubbard Cupboard are recalling cribs. Credit: CPSC
On the heels of the largest crib recall in United States history (more then 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side units), it should come as no surprise that even more si...

CPSC baby crib safety tips

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that between 2002 and 2004, 97 children died in crib-related incidents. Many of those deaths were attributed to suffocation when babies ended up face down in a crib with pillows, quilts and other be...

The right time to move your child from a crib to a bed

My two-year-old son loves his crib. When I put him down for a nap or for bed time he giggles and snuggles into his blanket and crib bumper. Often when he wakes up he will call out for assistance and then snuggle in his crib while he laughs and chats ...


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